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by Melrudin
Tue 06.07.2005 10:03 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: できる vs. potential form
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

RE: できる vs. potential form

Sorry, one more question:
So, if you were to add a subject to this sentence (instead of just having the subject being implied), would you say this?:
私が日本語が話せる。
by Melrudin
Mon 06.06.2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: できる vs. potential form
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

RE: できる vs. potential form

Thanks for the info!

Could someone please answer my second question as to why you say 日本語が話せる instead of 日本語を話せる?
by Melrudin
Sat 06.04.2005 9:45 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: できる vs. potential form
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

できる vs. potential form

What is the difference in meaning (if any) between:
日本語を話すことができる。and 日本語が話せる。
How do you differentiate when to use できる and when to use the potential form of the verb?

On a completely different topic. Why do you say 日本語が話せる。instead of 日本語を話せる。? Isn't 日本語 a direct object in this case?
by Melrudin
Sat 06.04.2005 9:32 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Great than____
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

RE: Great than____

Thanks!

So のほう is only used for preference?
by Melrudin
Fri 06.03.2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Great than____
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Great than____

I have a question about the sentence structure if you were saying that something is more___ than something else. On this site in the grammar section, it uses the example: 私は犬より、猫のほうが好き。 Watashi ha inu yori, neko no hou ga suki. (I like cats better than dogs) However, I have a book on Japanese gramma...