Decoded Slug: Verb られる (〜rareru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb られる (〜rareru)

Verb られる (〜rareru)

Short explanation:

Expresses passive voice or potential form for verbs.


う-verb: Replace the final う with われる (or simply れる for potential form), る-verb: Replace る with られる, Irregular verbs: する → される, くる → こられる


Kare wa sensei ni homeraremashita.
He was praised by the teacher.
Sono shigoto wa watashitachi ni dekirareru.
We can do that job.
Eiga wa miraremashita ka?
Were you able to watch the movie?
Kanojo wa riidaa ni erabaremashita.
She was chosen as the leader.

Long explanation:

The られる grammar point can be used to express passive voice or potential form for verbs. Passive voice indicates that the action is being done to the subject, while potential form expresses the ability or possibility to do an action. The formation of られる depends on the type of verb (う, る, or irregular verbs).

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