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    #1

    lose

    What is the difference in meaning between the two below?

    They are beginning to lose their interest in politics.
    They are losing their interest in politics.

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    Re: lose

    My humble opinion is that 1 is they are in the beginning stage of doing something, while 2 is they are in the middle of something that already started, fully happening. Even if we think in Korean or Japanese, we can probably infer the same meanings. Other native speakers can help you more.

    1.They are beginning to lose their interest in politics.
    彼らは政治への関心を 失い始めて います。
    2.They are losing their interest in politics.

    彼らは政治に関心を失って いる。

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