Japanese sentences in the Informal Present Progressive

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Japanese sentences in the Informal Present Progressive

Post by Mr.Paper » Sat 08.29.2009 4:18 pm

Some feedback please.

nihongo ga benkyoushiteiru

sandoicchi o tabeteiru

koukou e aruiteiru

kanojotachi wa shinbun o yondeiru

kare no kuruma o untenshiteiru

inu to o hashitteiru

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Re: Japanese sentences in the Informal Present Progressive

Post by astaroth » Sat 08.29.2009 4:43 pm

Mr.Paper wrote:nihongo ga benkyoushiteiru

I think: ga → wo : 日本語を勉強してる
ga indicates the subject of the verb and a language can't study itself.
Mr.Paper wrote:inu to o hashitteiru

I am not sure to understand what you mean by this ... that you are running with your dog?
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Re: Japanese sentences in the Informal Present Progressive

Post by Hyperworm » Sat 08.29.2009 4:46 pm

Mr.Paper wrote:nihongo o benkyoushiteiru
(ga achieves nothing here besides making "nihongo" the subject, incorrectly)

inu to hashitteiru
(to and o don't go together; just use to on its own.)
The rest are fine, unless I missed something ^^
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Re: Japanese sentences in the Informal Present Progressive

Post by becki_kanou » Sat 08.29.2009 5:56 pm

Mr.Paper wrote:kare no kuruma o untenshiteiru


What you have above is: "(Someone) is driving his car". But I suspect you wanted to say "He is driving the car", in which case it should be 彼(かれ) は 車(くるま) を 運転(うんてん) している。

は is the topic marker, and の is the possessive marker (among other things).
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Re: Japanese sentences in the Informal Present Progressive

Post by katafei » Sat 08.29.2009 6:08 pm

I was reading it like:
'I'm driving his car'
(all sentences seem to be first person)

Actually, I read it like:
'I'm driving my boyfriends car.'
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Re: Japanese sentences in the Informal Present Progressive

Post by becki_kanou » Sat 08.29.2009 6:16 pm

katafei wrote:I was reading it like:
'I'm driving his car'
(all sentences seem to be first person)

Actually, I read it like:
'I'm driving my boyfriends car.'
^^

Without context it could be any of the three and your last suggestion is definitely the most likely from a native speaker, but given the other examples preceding it, it's hard to say.
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