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Grammar detail: present continuous for state

present continuous for state
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In Japanese, the present continuous form is often used to express a state of being, where in English we would typically use the plain present form.
For example:
ベンくん
にほん
日本
すんでいます
Ben lives in Japan.
あの
じん
なまえ
名前
っています

Do you know the name of that person?
よやく
予約
じかん
時間
おぼ
えています

Do you remember the time of our reservation?
かのじょ
彼女
どこ
ほう
おぼ
えていません

I don't remember where she is from.
わたし
くるま
っていません

I don't have a car.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ホン   book   もと origin   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
メイ   ミョウ   な name   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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チ   し to know   
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ヨ    previously, in advance   
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ヤク    promise; approximate   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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カク   おぼえる to remember   さめる to awake   さます to rouse, awaken   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ホウ   かた way, direction   
シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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シャ   くるま car   
ジ   も to hold, to have   
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