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Dekiru (出来る)

出来る
dekiru
Meaning: 1) can, able to, ability to, 2) finished
JLPT Level: N4
Examples

日本語ができます。
nihongo ga dekimasu.
Japanese-(subject marker)-can
(I) know Japanese.

最近できたレストランに行きましょう。
saikin dekita resutoran ni ikimashou.
recent-finished-restaurant-to-let’s go
Let’s go to the new restaurant.

Comments

A) ability

B) finished, complete – this is usually found in the past tense but you can use it in the future meaning “when done…” できたら教えて。 dekitara oshiete – Let me know when you are done.

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