fbpx

Home » 100 Grammar Points » 100. Can II たべられます、よめます

100 GRAMMAR POINTS

100. Can II たべられます、よめます

Potential form of Verbs is used to show ability to do something.


Construction: The ~u Group (group 1 verbs)
Verb Root + eru / emasu

書く kaku to write arrow kak (verb root) arrowkakeru (or kakemasu) able to write

漢字が書けますか?
kanji ga kakemasu ka?
Can you write kanji?

[NOTE: use が with the potential form]


Construction: The ~ru Group (group 2 verbs)
Verb Root + rareru / raremasu

食べる taberu to eat arrow tabe (verb root) arrow taberareru (or taberaremasu) able to eat

ピーマンが食べられますか?
pi-man ga taberaremasu ka?
Can you eat green peppers?

[Like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, Japanese children are said to typically dislike pi-man (green peppers)]

Construction: The irregular Group (group 3 verbs)

The two irregular verbs should be memorized:

くる arrow こられる
する arrow できる

パーティにこられますか?
pa-ti ni koraremasu ka?.
Can you come to the party?

NOTE: You can also easy do this with any Simple Past Verb + ことができる

100 GRAMMAR POINTS

Check out our money-saving bundles. Most of these digital instant download bundles are over half off the regular individual price! Something for everyone. Click here to check it out.The Japan Shop Bundles

Sharing is Caring...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This Week’s TheJapanShop.com Sale

Frank Obaasan

Support Us On Patreon

become TheJapanesePage patreon

FREE EMAIL COURSES

KANJI A DAY IMAGE

WORD A DAY IMAGE

GRAMMAR LESSONS

LINK TO INTEREST

FREE EBOOKS

Get Clay’s Kanji 100 eBook For FREE

TJS-Newsletter-FB-ad

Get Clay's Fiction eBook for FREE

fb-ad-clay-landing-page-6