he is bullying


Senior Member
Chinese - Mandarin

There is a boy who always bullies the children who are weaker than him. He uses his strength to frighten or hurt them.

Can I describe this boy as "He is bullying"? Can I use "bullying" as an adjective to describe the character of the boy?

Thank you.
  • Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    Not really, you would use it as a verb ("He is bullying the children"). It would be better to describe him using a noun ("He is a bully").

    (cross posted, and not disagreeing)
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