ている

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

+いる

Suffix[edit]

ている (rōmaji -teiru)

  1. to be (doing)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Attaches to the continuative form of a verb. The contraction rules for apply.
  • This is the formally correct verb conjugation, but in conversation and casual writing the is dropped and てる is used instead.
  • In formal writing, おり (from おる) is often used for 連用中止, though can be found in some older works.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (contraction) てる (-teru)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 第175課: 連用中止形. IMABI. Retrieved July 1, 2017.