TAKOBOTO

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Readings
けい
kei
Meanings
Suffix
e.g. ing形, etc.
form, tense

Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 形容詞
Abbreviation
used in dictionaries
(true) adjective, i-adjective

Kanji
ON: ケイ, ギョウKUN: かた, -がた, かたち, なり
shape, form, style

Example sentences
進行形の文では、動詞のing形、つまり現在分詞となります。Parts: 進行形 (しんこうけい), (ぶん), 動詞 (どうし), (けい), 詰まり (つまり), 現在分詞 (げんざいぶんし), となるIn a progressive tense sentence it becomes the -ing form verb, that is the present participle.

物質は温度によって形を変える。Parts: 物質 (ぶっしつ), 温度 (おんど), に因って (によって), (かたち), 変える (かえる)Matter changes its form according to temperature.

給料をかたに私に500ドルが、前払いされた。Parts: 給料 (きゅうりょう), (かた), (わたし), ドル, 前払い (まえばらい), 為れる (される)On m'a avancé cinq cents dollars sur ma paye.
Five hundred dollars was advanced to me on my pay.

君なりのやり方で仕事しなさい。Parts: (きみ), (なり), やり方 (やりかた), 仕事 (しごと), なさいDo your work in your own way.
Делай свою работу по-своему.

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