Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be (of animate objects); to existUsually written using kana alone, See also 在る
  • みんしゅしゅぎ民主主義
  • にたいに対する
  • しんらい信頼
  • なくした
  • もの
  • いる
  • Some have lost faith in democracy.
2. to stayUsually written using kana alone
  • えいが映画
  • 行く
  • いえ
  • いる
  • どっち
  • いい
  • Which would you rather do, go to the cinema or stay at home?
Ichidan verb, Auxiliary verb
3. verb indicating continuing action or state (i.e. to be ..ing, to have been ..ing)Usually written using kana alone, after the -te form of a verb, the い is sometimes dropped
  • すっかり
  • 食べ
  • 終わって
  • いない
  • I haven't quite finished eating.


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