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Grammar detail: 〜でできている

〜でできている - is made of ~
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The verb できる can be used to describe what something is made of. The syntax is
item
+
+
material
+
+
できている
The progressive form is used because the item in question continues to exist.
このハンカチ
かみ
できている
This handkerchief is made of paper.
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Words used in this grammar

2
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be able (in a position) to do; to be up to the task  (often written with kana only)
2. to be ready; to be completed  (often written with kana only)
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Kanji used in this grammar

シ   かみ paper   
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