居る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5

Verb[edit]

居る (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana いる, historical hiragana ゐる, romaji iru)

  1. (of animate objects) to exist, to be
  2. (of animate objects) to have
    在る, 有る (ある, aru) is the equivalent term used with inanimate objects.
  3. (after a verb in the conjunctive form) to be (doing); indicates a progressive or continuous sense
    食べて居る
    たべている
    Tabete iru.
    “He/she is eating.”

Usage notes[edit]

This term is usually written in hiragana (i.e. as いる). See the main entry at いる.

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Verb[edit]

居る (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana おる, romaji oru)

  1. (of animate objects) to exist, to be, to have

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