1

So this is a line from the anime Oregairu. From what I know, I would say ある and あり mean the same thing. However, I could be wrong so is there any special reason why 'ari' was used first and 'aru' was used second in this sentence?

marked as duplicate by Tommy, Chocolate, virmaior, ajsmart, naruto meaning Oct 29 '18 at 16:58

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

2

青春とは噓であり、悪である is a single sentence.

The first あり is an example of using the masu-stem as a connector similar to the te-form. See also this and this answer.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.