Day Twenty Nine: te iru

-te iru and -ing

 

Alright, so as we've gone through a wide variety of sentence construction, you're probably wondering how to say 'verb-ing' in Japanese. You know, the -ing verbs such as running, jumping, reading, reading, listening. All 'ing' verbs. All of these verbs are in a current state of action. 

 

Base て+いる is a grammar point that means to be verbing or to be in a state of action. This grammar principle is predicated on combining the Base Te for which can be used for continuation of action. いる which is one of the existence verbs. Combined that relay the continuation or state of the modified verb. 

 

However, watch out for the conjugation with base て since it can vary with different verb endings – like the Japanese verb for reading, yomu, which conjugates in base て form to yonde, which makes the base て+いる yondeiru.

 

* When using a movement verb like いく、くる etc. Base て+いる implies that they have gone and are still there.  

 

 

 

 


Daily Vocabulary

Under Construction 

  1. Doctor
  2. Very
  3. ETC.
  4. Pain
  5. A Cold
  6. Artist
  7. Sports Player
  8. Photographer
  9. Author
  10. Singer
  11. Lawyer
  12. Policeman
  13. Chef
  14. Soldier
  15. Salaryman
  16. Clerk
  17. Engineer
  18. Translator
  19. Interpretor
  20. Occupation 

 

  1. Isha
  2. Yoku
  3. Noda
  4. Itami
  5. Kaze
  6. Gaka
  7. Senshu 
  8. Shashinka
  9. Sakka 
  10. Kashu
  11. Bengoshi
  12. Keisatsukan
  13. Ryorinin
  14. Gunjin
  15. Sarari-man
  16. Shoki 
  17. Gishi
  18. Honyakusha
  19. Tsuyakusha 
  20. Shokugyou
  1. いしゃ
  2. よく
  3. のだ
  4. いたみ 
  5. かぜ
  6. がか
  7. せんしゅ
  8. しゃしんか
  9. さっか
  10. かしゅ
  11. べんごし
  12. けいさつかん
  13. りょうりにん
  14. ぐんじん
  15. サラリーマン
  16. しょき
  17. ぎし
  18. ほにゃくしゃ
  19. つうやくしゃ
  20. しょくぎょう 

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