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Decoded Slug: ~が Verb られる (〜ga Verb rareru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~が Verb られる (〜ga Verb rareru)

~が Verb られる (〜ga Verb rareru)

Short explanation:

Expresses potential or ability to do something; 'can', 'able to'.


Verb-ます stem + られる


Kare ga kono mondai o tokeru to omoimasu ka?
Do you think he can solve this problem?
Watashi ga sono ookina hako o hakoberareru ka?
Can I carry that big box?
Kare ga hayaku hashirerareru to omoimasu.
I think he can run fast.
Kanojo wa nihongo ga hanaserareru.
She can speak Japanese.

Long explanation:

The ~が Verb られる grammar point is used to express the potential or ability to do something in Japanese. In English, it can be translated as 'can' or 'able to'. This form is used when the subject can perform the action of the verb or when an action is possible.

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