How to say tense in Japanese

テンスTENSU

noun:

  • tense

Example Sentences

そんなにsonnani緊張kinchouしなくてshinakutemoいいiiですdesuyo
There's no need to be that tense.
未来進行形miraishinkougataha未来miraino時点jitende進行中shinkouchuuno動作dousaya出来事dekigotowo表現hyougenするsuruときtokini用いられますmochiiraremasuga例文reibunha進行中shinkouchuuno動作dousatoha考えられませんkangaeraremasen
The future progressive tense is used when expressing events and action in progress at some future point, however the example sentence cannot be understood in that way.
公式koushiki問題集mondaishuuにはniha"受け身ukemino現在進行形genzaishinkougata"to説明setsumeiされていますsareteimasu
In the official question collection it is explained as being "passive voice of the present continuous tense".
未来形miraigata」と’toいうiunoha存在sonzaiしないshinai、と,toいうiuことkotoha受験juken英語eigoでもdemo一般的ippantekiになりninariつつありますtsutsuarimasu
It is even becoming accepted even in exam-English that that called "simple future tense" does not exist.
国文法kokubunpouno現在形genzaigatahaこれからkorekaranoことkotowo示すshimesu用法youhouga多いooi
There are many uses of the 'present tense' of Japanese grammar which indicate things yet to happen.

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