The Word Impossible is NOT in My Dictionary

We've already learned how to say "I can do something" using ~ことができる. Now please don't be upset when we tell you that there's actually another way of saying "I can do~" that is shorter! With just a simple step, you'll be able to express even more ideas!

Lesson Objectives

  • Learn how to express the ability to do something in a shorter way using the potential form ~られる with ichidan verbs.
  • Learn the difference between だけ and the new expression しか〜ない and learn how to use it with negative verbs.
  • Learn about the simplified or colloquial version of potential verbs called らぬきことば.

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