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Grammar detail: adjective + bodily function + する

adjective + bodily function + する  have
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This article is based on the essay on 澄 in the Joy o' Kanji essay collection.
In English, we typically use the word 'have' to refer to body parts or bodily functions. Japanese is actually closer to French, which uses the the word 'do' in the same context - in Japanese, we use する, in the present progressive form, している (I am doing).
adjective + bodily function + をしている
means
to have ~
かれ
あお
している
He has blue eyes.
This syntax applies not only to the voice and bodily functions but also to the five senses.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ヒ   かれ he   
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セイ   ショウ   あお-    あお blue   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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