Decoded Slug: Verb てみせる (Verb te miseru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb てみせる (Verb te miseru)

Verb てみせる (Verb te miseru)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'show by doing', 'demonstrate', 'prove by action'.


Verb-te form + みせる


Kare wa sono pazuru o toite miseta.
He solved the puzzle to show me.
Watashi wa kono shigoto ga dekiru koto wo yatte misemasu.
I will do this job to prove that I can.
Kanojo wa shiken ni goukaku suru koto wo benkyou shite misemashita.
She studied to demonstrate that she will pass the exam.
Kare wa jibun ga nani mo osorete inai to tonde miseta.
He jumped to show that he is not afraid of anything.

Long explanation:

The ~てみせる grammar point is used to express the action of demonstrating or proving something by doing it. It can be translated as 'show by doing', 'demonstrate', or 'prove by action' in English. The formation is consistent when it is used with a verb.

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