I'm on my way

adexx

Senior Member
Vietnamese
How do you express the idea that you are in the middle of doing something (especially when someone is asking/reminding you)?
E.g. - I'm on my way.
- I'm working on it.
Will the V-teiru form do? I feel that V-teiru simply means "doing something", but I want to put a stress on the fact that "in the middle of doing sth"
 
  • lammn

    Senior Member
    Chinese - Cantonese
    Hello adexx,

    I think the -teiru form works well.
    Apart from that, you can also use ~中(-chuu)or ~最中(-saichuu) to express the idea of "in the middle of doing something".

    Example:

    ただ今取り組んでいる最中です。
    (Tadaima torigundeiru saichuu desu)
    I am working on it right now.

    Hope that helps. :)
     

    adexx

    Senior Member
    Vietnamese
    What about "I'm on my way"? Is it simply "来ている"?
    And I noticed that there's this structure "V-ているところ", which also means "doing sth". Is it very much differenct from the ている form?
     

    masatom

    Banned
    Japanese
    Hi.
    How about this?

    I'm on my way.
    今向かっているところです。
    I'm just on my way.
    ただ今向かっているところです。

    Thank you.
     
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