Lesson14:~ている ~teiru/Meaning: an action in progress, verbs that described continuous, activity that last for some time, state, changes that are more or less instantaneous, everyday excise.

Lesson14:~ている ~teiru/Meaning: an action in progress, verbs that described continuous, activity that last for some time, state, changes that are more or less instantaneous, everyday excise.



Audio

Dialog

男:何をしていますか?
女:テレビを見ています。
男:そうですか。面白いですか?
女:はい、あなたは?
男:雑誌を読んでいます。
女:そうですか。

M:What are you doing?
F:I am watching TV,
M:I see. Is it interesting?
F:Yes. How about you?
M:I am reading magazine.
F:I see.

Grammar explaination

You can use ~ている when you want to say “an action in progress.”

■The patterns is below:

Verb te-form + iru
いる, when used after the て form of a verb, indicates that an action is ongoing (progressive tense, marked in English by “ing”,) or in a certain state.

Example sentences

私は日本語を教えています。Watashi wa nigongo o oshiete imasu
I teach Japanese(everyday excise) or I am teaching Japanese(now).

ケンは勉強しています。Ken wa benkyo shite imasu
Ken is studying(right now).

彼女は結婚しています。kanajo wa kekko shite imasu
She is married.

Vocabularies

テレビ(TV)

面白い(interesting)

雑誌(magazine)

Keep up with your studies!

Recommended books