【N2】~つつある/~tsutsu aru

Meaning/意味

means that something is in the process of happening. Comparable to adding -ing to a verb in English

つつある” is not only about an on-going event but can also be used for something imminent and certain to happen



How to make/作り方

Verb-ますstem + つつある

example sentences/例文 (audio/音声付き)

今の日本では、終身雇用や年功序列という雇用慣行が崩れつつある。
ima no nihon dewa shuushinkoyou ya nenkoujoretsu to iu koyoukankou ga kuzuretsutsu aru
In today’s Japan, hiring practices like life-time employment and age-based ranking are tending to break down。

彼は猛勉強したので、急激に進歩しつつある。
Kare wa moubenkyou shita no de kyuugeki ni shinpo shitsustu aru
Since he has worked very hard, he is making rapid progress.

私の日本語は日々よくなりつつある。
Watashi no nihongo wa hibi yoku naritsustu aru
My Japanese is growing stronger each day.

Keep up with your studies!

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