February 17, 2008

gerund in Japan

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Lesson #88 verb(base TE) + iru The use of the gerund in Japanese

To say that you are currently in the process of doing something in Japanese all you need do is use this very simple grammar construction:

Verb (base TE) + iru

So here are some examples to get you started.

1. swimming - the verb to swim in Japanese is oyogu

oyougu in base TE is

oyoide iru or oyoide imasu (polite)