Common Expressions & Sentences patterns

 

[A][material] で できて いる(出来て いる)

be made of

The verb dekiru has various meanings such as;
be able to do, be good at, be skillfu,
be done, be finished, be ready,
be built, newly open,
be made, be produced,
be formed, be organized, etc.
See Essential Japanese Verbs No.141 dekiru for the important usages.

We, CosCom, write dekiru in Kana, but it is often written in Kanji 出来る.

1.
はなかみ
このでできています。

This flower is made of paper.

はな flower, かみ paper

2.
にんぎょう
この人形はチョコレートでできています。

This doll is made of chocolate.

にんぎょう doll, チョコレート chocolate

3.
ざい
そのカーテンはえないでできています。

That curtain is made of a nonflammable material.

カーテン curtain, もえない nai form of moemasu; burn, blaze
そざい material

4.
じゅんきん
このマスクは純金でできているそうです。

I heard that this mask is made of pure gold.

マスク mask, じゅんきん pure gold, solid gold
じゅん- pure, genuine, unmixed, natural, きん gold

Functional patterns used in the sentences (Chapter numbers are from Building Up Conversation)

dekite imasu
verb te form + -te imasu:expressing progressive or a state

Level 2 Chapter 4

jun-kin de dekite iru soo desu
plain form + soo desu:reported information; I heard, he/they said

Level 2 Chapter 11

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