100 Grammar Points


30. “~ing” – ている

This is a very important grammar point. It corresponds to the English “~ing” form.


  • form + います or いる
  • たべます → 食べて います
  • eat → eating (now)

Use this to describe things happening now.


  • 今 あなた に 話して います。
  • ima anata ni hanashite imasu.
  • I am talking to you now.
  • 今 ごはん を 食べて います。
  • ima gohan o tabete imasu.
  • I am eating rice (food) now.
  • 今 スカイダイビング を して います。
  • ima sukaidaibingu o shite imasu.
  • I am skydiving now.

To make a question just add か to the end. (See here for more on using か for asking questions.)

  • あなた は 勉強 して います か?
  • anata wa benkyou shite imasu ka?
  • Are you studying?

100 Grammar Points


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