つつ

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Japanese[edit]

Particle[edit]

つつ (romaji tsutsu)

  1. while, -ing, for two actions happening at once
    様々 (さまざま)目的 (もくてき)意味 (いみ) ()めつつ食事 (しょくじ)をしている。
    samazama na mokuteki ya imi o kome tsutsu shokuji o shiteiru.
    People have meals with various goals or meanings.
  2. although, doing in spite of opposition
  3. in the process of

Usage notes[edit]

This attaches to the -masu stem of a verb.