School: I have been studying Japanese since Year 7.

Topic Based Lesson
スポンサーリンク

On this page, you can learn how to express how long you have been doing something in Japanese.

Key Sentence

First box: English, Second box: Romaji, Last box: Japanese writing and audio

I have been studying Japanese since Year 7.
wa ta shi wa chu u ga ku i chi ne n se iからni ho n go wo be n kyo u shi te i ma su
中学一年生から日本語勉強しています

One by one

  • 私 → I
  • は → no meaning
  • 中学一年生(ちゅう・がく・いち・ねん・せい) → Year 7
  • から → since
  • 日本語(に・ほん・ご) → Japanese
  • を → no meaning
  • 勉強しています(べん・きょう・しています) → have been studying

Vocabulary

Vocabulary: Year level
On this page, you can learn how to say year levels in Japanese with the basic knowledge of Japanese education system.

Grammar

has/have been + verb-ing:【verb てform + います】
On this page, you can learn how to say somebody has been doing something now in Japanese.

Review

Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • I have been learning Karate since Year 8.
  • My older brother has been studying law since Year 11.

Task 2: Change into English.

  • 私は中学三年生から英語を勉強しています。
  • 母は六時からそのテレビ番ぐみを見ています。

Kanji

Task 3: Listen to answer what you hear in English.

Answer