Can II たべられます、よめます
Potential form of Verbs.
Before starting this lesson, you may want to review the groups of the verbs.
Construction: The ~u Group (group 1 verbs)
Verb Root + eru
書く kaku to write kak (verb root) kakeru able to write
kanji ga kakemasu ka?
Can you write kanji?
[NOTE: use が with the potential form]
Construction: The ~ru Group (group 2 verbs)
Verb Root + rareru
食べる taberu to eat tabe (verb root) taberareru able to eat
pi-man ga taberaremasu ka?
Can you eat green peppers?
Construction: The irregular Group (group 3 verbs)
The two irregular verbs should be memorized: