Sehen = to see. You wouldnt say "we are see these people". Also german doesnt use our present tense "ing" so technically yes but remember are comes from the word "sein" and is conjugated as follows:
Ich bin = I am Du bist = you are Er/es/sie ist = he/is/she is Wir sind = we are Ihr seid = you(p) are Sie sind = they/you (formal) are
Present tense of sein and haben have speciel rules.