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Godan verb with 'ru' ending (irregular verb)
See also: である
である with は
to be (in contrast to something that is not the case)

Example sentences
その氷河はゆっくりではあるが動いている。Parts: 其の (その), 氷河 (ひょうが), ゆっくり, ではある, 動く (うごく)The glacier moves but by inches.
Le glacier se déplace lentement.

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