How to make the -ing form
10 MINUTE LESSON RULES: 1. read each example outloud several times. 2. Pay close attention to the notes.
One important verb form is ~te iru. It can be compared with the English “be ~ing.” Let’s do some studyING!
|BEFORE THE LESSON YOU NEED TO KNOW…
KEY SENTENCE: Please repeat several times:
NOTE: Just like the English ~ing, it is assumed the action started in the past and continues now.
To use the form, change the first verb into the ‘te’ form. Then add the ‘iru’ or ‘imasu.’
NOTE: Sometimes the English doesn’t use ~ing. But it still describes what is being done NOW.
NOTE: You may also use this form when stating things that are done on a regular basis: (even if you are not presently doing the activity)
NOTE: Last thing – One exception: Movement verbs
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