more verb tenses anyone?

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spank
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more verb tenses anyone?

Post by spank » Fri 01.06.2006 11:31 am

I'm looking for a tense that is equivalent to English's

"has/have been doing.."
Now, i know there is +ている、+ていた =am doing, was/were doing.
Some may say there is no distinction between "was" and "has been" but...

I would like to say in Japanese things like...

"Oh, how long have you been studying English?"
"You have been playing piano for ages now."



I think I came across this structure before, but I am sorta silly and forgot what it was.:p

skrhgh3b
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RE: more verb tenses anyone?

Post by skrhgh3b » Fri 01.06.2006 6:44 pm

Oh, how long have you been studying English?
あ、どのくらい英語を勉強していますか?
You have been playing piano for ages now.
長いことピアノを弾いてきましたね。
♪夢も見たくない 幸せなんか要らない
恋もしたくない お金なんか要らない
ぼくに必要な眠りを眠らせておくれ♪

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