On this page, you can learn how to say somebody has been doing something for a certain period of time in Japanese.
You need てForm for this sentence pattern. Click here if you don’t know it.
has/have been + verb-ing
verb てform + います
I have been watching TV since 3 o’clock.
てform ＋ います is also used to describe somebody is doing something right now.
Task 1: Change into Japanese.
- I have been playing golf since last year.
- My father has been talking on the phone since 5 o’clock.
- My older sister has been cooking since yesterday.
Task 2: Change into English.