居る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
い(る)
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (of animate objects) to exist, to be
    あなたがいない (なに)もできない
    anata ga inai to nani mo dekinai
    I can't do anything if you aren't there
  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
     ()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.

Conjugation[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (to be):  () ‎(aru) ("of inanimate objects: to be")

Verb[edit]

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

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

Conjugation[edit]