[JLPT grammar] Why is “I am married”, 結婚しています?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N5 course!


Sensei, why is “I am married”, 結婚しています?
〜ています indicates progressive, right?


[My Reply]

〜ている is not always “be…ing”

~ている also indicates that the actions of someone or of something that happened have an effect that is still active at the present moment.

As you can see, this describes the speaker having been married.

I’m married.

There is no action or change taking place, but the effect of a previous action/event is ongoing.

A tree has fallen down (and is lying there).

I know Tanaka-san.


I hope my answer helps you.😊


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