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居る

JLPT 5
Kana Reading
いる
Romaji
iru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to be (of animate objects); to exist
    Example sentence
    蝶々がいる! Oh, there's a butterfly!
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to stay
    Example sentence
    1か月あまり名古屋に居たことがある I lived for more than a month in Nagoya.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
    Meaning
    (after the -te form of a verb) verb indicating continuing action or state (i.e. to be ..ing, to have been ..ing)
    Example sentence
    この空港は新千歳空港ほど便多くないので送迎デッキから見て最初飛行機いませんでした This airport doesn't have as many flights as New Chitose Airport and even looking from the observation deck at first there were no planes.

Examples of 居る, いる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
居る
Plain Polite
居ます
Negative
居ない
Negative Polite
居ません

Past

Plain
居た
Plain Polite
居ました
Negative
居なかった
Negative Polite
居ませんでした

Te

Plain
居て
Plain Polite
居まして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
居られる
Plain Polite
居られます
Negative
居られない
Negative Polite
居られません

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