Decoded Slug: Verb る こと ができる (ru koto ga dekiru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb る こと ができる (ru koto ga dekiru)

Verb る こと ができる (ru koto ga dekiru)

Short explanation:

Expresses the potential form; 'can', 'be able to', 'is possible'.


Verb-る + ことができる


Kono mondai o toku koto ga dekiru?
Can you solve this problem?
Kare wa oyogu koto ga dekimasu.
He can swim.
Nihon ni iku koto ga dekite, totemo ureshii desu.
I'm very happy that I can go to Japan.
Kanojo wa piano o hiku koto ga dekimasu.
She can play the piano.

Long explanation:

The る こと ができる grammar point is used to express the potential form of a verb, meaning the ability or possibility to do something. It can be translated as 'can', 'be able to', or 'is possible' in English. This grammar is often used with verbs ending in る.

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