I will cover the use of “~te arimasu” today. You should refer to my other lessons on “~te xxx”. This lesson ill be the end of Level 2 and I am going to start Level 3 Japanese Lesson in my next post.

“~te arimasu” means “something has been done” but past tense will not be used for this case.

The window is closed – Mado ga (shimeru)shimete arimasu
The door is opened – Doa ga (akeru)akete arimasu
The pen is placed on the table – Pen ga teburu no ue ni (oku)oite arimasu
My name is written in the book – Hon ni namae ga (kaku)kaite arimasu

Stay Tune for Level 3 with more interesting lessons.