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いる

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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Japanese

Alternative spellings

居る, ゐる

Verb

いる (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, kanji 居る, romaji iru)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to exist, to be
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to have
    在る (ある, aru) is the equivalent term used with inanimate objects.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to be (doing); indicates a progressive or continuous sense
    食べて居る
    たべている
    Tabete iru.
    “He/she is eating.”

Conjugation


Usage notes

  • The kanji form of いる is 居る, but the term is usually written in hiragana (i.e. as いる).

Synonyms

See also

Verb

いる (romaji iru)

  1. 鋳る, 鑄る: to cast, to mint
  2. 射る: to shoot
  3. 入る: to get in, to go in
  4. 要る: to need
  5. 煎る, 炒る, 熬る: to fry, to broil

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