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Lesson 16: 〜ている

Usage:

Te Form of Verb + いる/います

Note: 「〜ています」 is the polite form of 「ている」.


Meaning 1:

「〜ている」 means that “someone is doing something now”.

Examples of Meaning 1:

かれはなています
He is talking.

ているの?
Are you crying?

いぬている
The dog is barking.

彼女かのじょくるまています
She is sleeping in the car.

わたしかぎさがています
I’m looking for my key.

Meaning 2:

「〜ている」 means that “someone do something usually (as a hobby or something)”.

Examples of Meaning 2:

なにかスポーツをしていますか。
Are you playing any sports?

やすみのはテレビをています
I watch TV on my days off.

毎朝まいあさあさはんています
I eat breakfast every morning.

毎晩まいばんははでんています
I call my mother every night.

毎日まいにちみがています
I brush my teeth every day.

Meaning 3:

「〜ている」 can be used to describe current state.

Examples of Meaning 3:

いまつかていますか?
Are you tired now?

せきているよ。
The seat is open.

結婚けっこんていますか。
Are you married?

なかすいていますか?
Are you hungry?

はながつまっています
My nose is stuffed up.

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3 thoughts on “Lesson 16: 〜ている

  1. I don’t understand the meaning of meaning 2 here.
    Thanks if you can help me!

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      It means someone do something often as a habit.

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  2. Meaning 1:
    彼女は運転している。She is driving.
    ニナは話しています。Nina is talking.

    Meaning 2:
    何スボーツをしているの?
    私はテニスをしている。I do Tennis (My hobby)

    Meaning 3:
    あの人は死んでいる。That person is dead.
    リリはいろいろな本を読んでいる。Lili is reading various of books.
    キャミはいろいろなゲームをやっている。Cammy is playing various of games.

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