I am a bit confused as to what is being referred to by やり過ぎてる, is the speaker referring to his actions as being やり過ぎ or to her actions? I am also a bit confused why the てる form is used instead of た.


  • Can you provide more context? – Tchang Apr 29 '19 at 23:46
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    Are you aware that ~てる is a shortened form of ~ている ? – Chocolate Apr 30 '19 at 5:34

There is not enough context, but the subject of やり過ぎる is probably the speaker (俺/僕/私). Probably the sentence is saying "(In order to solve the problem,) I know I'm doing too much (and asking for trouble)" or "Well, I am aware I'm doing something I'm not supposed to do (but I cannot help it)". I guess the speaker is trying to solve some big trouble, and visiting 鼎 was a part of his effort. This explains why he used the progressive やり過ぎてる (short for やり過ぎている) instead of やり過ぎた.

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