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Decoded Slug: Verb て くる (Verb te kuru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb て くる (Verb te kuru)

Verb て くる (Verb te kuru)

Short explanation:

An action that starts in the past and continues to the present or future; 'come to', 'begin to', 'become'.


Verb て-form + くる


Saikin, nihongo ga wakatte kuru you ni narimashita.
Recently, I've come to understand Japanese.
Samuku natte kita node, ko-to wo kimashou.
Since it's gotten cold, let's put on a coat.
Ame ga yande kimashita.
The rain has stopped (and it's cleared up).
Kare ga dandan kowaku natte kita.
He has become progressively scarier.

Long explanation:

The て くる grammar point is used to express an action that starts in the past and continues to the present or future. It can also show a change in state or condition. The formation involves attaching the て-form of the verb followed by くる.

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