N5 Lesson 8: 13/13
ている③ Verb[て] + いる


has (have) done
is... ~ing

⚠ You may come across verb [て] + て (来てて). This is the て-form of ている - 来ていて with い omitted.

Structure Legend
Verb[て]+ いる(1)
Verb[] +

[ている can also express occupation, hobbies, and habits. This use is often, but not always, accompanied by time-related expressions like 毎日、毎晩、よく, etc.]

[In other cases, you have to judge a particular ている meaning from context]

[It can also be used with other frequency expressions like 週間にX回 and ごとに, etc., which you will learn later]

[In some parts of Japan (and often in manga and light novels) とる can be used instead of ている. This is a contraction of ておる, the humble form of ている but without the implication of being humble language. This applies to ている, ongoing action, and ている②, ongoing state]

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I go to the supermarket every Friday night. (I am going...)
[When expressing repeated action, the short form can also be used in many cases having the same meaning. Therefore 行く can also be used here.]

Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide : Page 117