Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 8: 24/24

つつある
-ing, be -ing

Structure
Casual
Polite
Verb[ます+ つつある
Verb[ます+ つつあります
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Register Formal
使用域 硬い
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  • [Something is an ongoing process]
  • [Used in more formal settings]
  • [ている + つつ can be used with verbs like 帰る、行く、来る to indicate a state/an action that is in progress]
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アフリカの野生(やせい)動物(どうぶつ)の数(かず)が減(へ)りつつあるのは残念(ざんねん)だ。
It is a pity that the number of wild animals in Africa is decreasing.
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近年(きんねん)、経済(けいざい)的(てき)にはA国(こく)とB国(こく)の協力(きょうりょく)関係(かんけい)は強化(きょうか)されつつあるが、軍事(ぐんじ)的(てき)には国境(こっきょう)付近(ふきん)において小規模(しょうきぼ)紛争(ふんそう)が絶(た)えない。
In recent years, the economical relationship between country A and country B is strengthening. However, when it comes to the military, small-scale conflicts close to the border do not cease.
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地球(ちきゅう)温暖(おんだん)化(か)のために砂漠(さばく)に変(か)わりつつある国(くに)がある。海(うみ)に沈(しず)みつつある島国(しまぐに)もある
There are countries that are changing into deserts (undergoing desertification) due to global warming. There are also island countries that are sinking into the ocean.
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Books
Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide
Page 332
新完全マスター文法、N2
Page 13-5
Quartet II
Page 9
A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar
Page 542