Hi All, Long time no see!
Today’s lesson is talking about where you live.
In this lesson we are going to use the verb “to live”.
The root verb/dictionary verb of to live is sumu.
When you talk about where you live, you must use a progressive tense verb. For example, “I am living in Japan.”
To make a verb progressive, we need to switch the -te form and add imasu.
(If you want to a quick lesson of converting forms of verbs see this post)
So “to live” becomes “living”. sumu becomes sunde imasu
Let’s look at some examples:
I live in Japan/I am living in Japan
watashi wa ni hon ni sunde imasu
I live in Osaka, Japan/ I am living in Osaka, Japan
watashi wa ni hon no osaka ni sunde imasu
I live in Melbourne/I am living in Melbourne
watashi wa meruborun ni sunde imasu
Let’s quickly review each of the sentence parts:
wa topic marker particle
ni hon Japan
ni direction/to/from particle
sunde imasu living