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つつある
tsutsuaru
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
Vm, middle of doing...、continues to
日本語学校の数は減りつつある。 Numbers at the Japanese school are continuing to fall.
Phrases
It seems to be becoming hard to get a good job.
#3861 Author: dbx

My concern here is whether the women's movement is fading or not.
#3862 Author: dbx

This means that houses are starting to sink, roads are breaking up and lamp-posts are leaning at crazy angles.
#3864 Author: dbx

Many forms of life are disappearing.
#3865 Author: dbx

The current low status of the elderly may be changing, however.
#3866 Author: dbx

The movement is rapidly gaining ground.
#3867 Author: dbx

Since the student has worked very hard, he is making rapid progress.
#3868 Author: dbx

That country is turning into a society with high education.
#3870 Author: dbx

Hope of finding the child alive is fading rapidly.
#3871 Author: dbx

The garden is turning into a wilderness.
#3872 Author: dbx

The sick boy is growing stronger each day.
#3873 Author: dbx

It is said that the disease has been spreading.
#3874 Author: dbx

There are signs of growing tensions between the two countries.
#3875 Author: dbx

It is getting darker and darker.
#3876 Author: dbx

The urban population of America is increasing.
#3877 Author: dbx

The use of electronic computers is growing rapidly.
#3878 Author: dbx

A row of old houses is being destroyed to make way for new flats.
#3880 Author: dbx

Advanc ing - even as an OS for game use : Linux
#389 Author: Amatuka

As a result, more women are receiving equal wages for equal work.
#3869 Author: dbx

Since my father left the hospital, he has been continuously getting better and better.
#6811 Author: 赤毛

Mr Johnson was concerned about the amount of money that was being lost because of careless management.
#3879 Author: dbx

The point we must clarify here is that the border line between amateur and professional is beginning to disappear.
#3863 Author: dbx

The more you live, you notice the years are going by faster.
#8607 Author: Absolutionz

Time has passed since 3/11 and in the areas affected by the disaster there have been many revitalization plans created by local municipalities which, though they they have many points of disagreement, are in the midst of progressing towards tangible change.
#8662 Author: hillsonn

Because the children in the heart of city are becoming scarce until now, the number of students is continuously decreasing.
#6812 Author: 赤毛

In numerous countries, year after year, pollution become harder, but on the other hand, to get rid of this, the countries which make technical cooperation also continue to increase.
#6813 Author: 赤毛

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