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Should I use いている?

E.g.: When I want to inform/ask someone regarding their current, would it be better to say 「今、駅にいています。」 or do I stick to 「今、駅にいます。」? I know for other verbs I should conjugate to the ~ている form but is ...
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"私の彼女はチリ人で、 学生ビザを使って日本に来ています。" - Why is this "she CAME to Japan" and not "is coming..."?

This is only my second question here. My level is somewhere in the N5 region. My question is this: 私の彼女はチリ人で、 学生ビザを使って日本に来ています。 Both Deepl and the Japanese guy whose podcast this is taken from ...
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Verb て-form + もない meaning

Example sentence, which is a response to someone who is talking like they were already invited to a party: まだ誘ってもないのに。 I'm not able to wrap my head around the grammar used in what looks like a pretty ...
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Is たべにいっている in the sentence 「かれはすしをたべにいっている」 correct?

I've got this sentence: かれはすしをたべにいっている。 Why is たべ which is たべる followed after by に and then by another verb? Is this correct? Apparently it means "He is going to eat the sushi."
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Help understanding tense of sentence ending in ~てもらってて

When you conjugate both ~てもらう and いる to the て form ~てもらってて, what does that do to the tense? Example sentence: おばあちゃんに録ってもらってて。
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なる and なっている - Progressive and resultative verbs

As i read this question Can なっている represent an ongoing change as well as a resultant (completed) change?, i don't quite understand why a verb like なる that normally take the sense of "to become&...
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Struggle with understanding this use of ていらっしゃる

Sorry for the beginner question. I'm on Genki chapter 20 and one question asks to translate "he did not bring" with honorific language. The answer the book gives is "持ってきていらっしゃらなかった&...
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What does しています mean?

TL;DR what does している mean, or what can it mean given various circumstances? What are its limits of use? I am confused on the meaning of the verb する plus the ている ending. I know する has many meanings ...
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Negative form of お腹が空きました

I understand that お腹が空きました means "I am hungry" since its literal translation would be "My stomach has become empty". Meanwhile, お腹が空きます is closer to "I get hungry" as in ...
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Understanding もらっている in this sentence

珠世さんに手当をしてもらっているが、怪我は完治してない Why is the progressive used here?
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About the ending of Akashi by Zone

Here is the song, and this is the video. Any comments on the linked translation are welcome. This is the part I want to focus on: もし僕が死んで | Moshi boku ga shinde 涙を流す | Namida wo nagasu 人がいるなら | Hito ...
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なってる versus なる. Who is this sentence talking about?

The younger sister is worried about dog attacks. The older sister says this: 「そんなに心配することないわよ。もうどっかに行っちゃっていなくなってるわよ。」 There's no need to worry so much. You'll reach the point where you end up not ...
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A couple translations I'm not exactly why or think I'm correct on why it is

面白い事件が起こりました。- This translates to "An interesting incident occurred" instead of "I caused an interesting incident" is because of the indicative form of 起こ which indicates an event ...
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"Continuous" vs "Discontinuous" verbs: What to call them in English and Japanese?

On my trip home today, I was thinking about how うちに帰っている would be incorrect for my current situation, as I'm currently travelling home and not already at home. I'll walk through my thought process ...
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Is 茂る a stative verb?

Why don't dictionaries include this kind of things? Do Japanese ones do?
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