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つくろうとしている

つくる ー To create
している ー Is doing

What is the うと part?

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  • You're probably confusing hiragana ろ (ro) and る (ru), by the way.
    – oals
    Commented Jan 22, 2016 at 19:36
  • Naaa it's volitional form. It is meant to be つくろう
    – Gidday
    Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 2:00
  • I was commenting on how you seemed to parse it as つくる + うと + している and it made sense only if you misread the ろ as a る
    – oals
    Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 11:49

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This is parsed as 作ろう + とする.

作ろう is the volitional form of 作る. When this form is combined with とする, it gives a meaning of try to do. The -ている makes it present progressive.

作ろうとしている = To be trying to create

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