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Japanese language question 2017/4/17 02:22
when you have teemasu verbs is actually spoken teemasu or teimasu?

thx in advance, btw great pictures, makes me want to go to Japan.
by Kenshiro (guest)  

Re: Japanese language question 2017/4/17 13:07
What do you mean by "teemasu" verbs? Do you mean th "te-imasu" construction, where you take the te-form of a verb and add "-imasu" (or "-iru" in casual speech) to refer to someone "doing (something)"?

If you mean something like:
- Tomu wa ima doko ni imasu ka? (Where is Tom now?)
- Cafe de ranchi wo tabete imasu. (He is eating lunch in the cafe.)

...and are talking about the "tabete imasu" part, then it is pronounced as "tabete imasu." But this (particularly in casual speech "tabete iru") can be shortened to "tabeteru," dropping the "i" sound.

So the above conversation might be as follows in casual speech:
- Tomu wa ima doko?
- Cafe de ranchi wo tabeteru.
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Re: Japanese language question 2017/4/20 06:59
Thank you very much, yes that it is all i wanted to know. Also thanks for the time you took to include extra Information.
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