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"もっています" そして "もってる" ?

Take a simple sentence, for example: I have a family.
But I can not understand how to correctly write or speak.
There is a difference "もっ て い ます" and "もっ てる"?

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Oh, I missed it by accident --- "い"

For learning: Japanese
Base language: Japanese
Category: Language



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    持っています is polite, use it with people you need to be polite with
    持っている casual, used among friends and people close to you.
    Hi krivetchenko,

    I think it sounds a little weird to use もっています because that is used for either carrying/holding something or for ownership of objects.


    is more natural and literally means "there is a family".

    The difference is not in meaning, it is in usage.

    いる and います are the same verb (existence of living and moving creatures).

    いる is the dictionary form and also the casual form you use with friends or family.

    います is the polite form used with elders, strangers and people with a higher standing than you. (There are even more polite forms but let's leave it with that for now)


    「もっています」is polite form in Japanese.
    「もっている」is casual form.
    「もってる」is casual form also but mainly used in speaking.

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