出来る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

出来る (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana できる, romaji dekiru)

  1. to be able to do
    ジョンはフランス ()出来 (でき)
    Jon wa Furansu-go ga dekiru.
    John knows French.
  2. be finished, be ready
    • 1949, 豊島与志雄, 或る作家の厄日:
      準備 (じゅんび)出来 (でき)
      junbi wa dekita.
      I'm ready.
  3. be made
    • 1931, 宮本百合子, なぜソヴェト同盟に失業がないか?:
      都会 (とかい)工場 (こうじょう)はドシドシ出来 (でき)
      tokai ni kōjō wa doshidoshi dekiru.
      Factories are being built all over the city.

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Japanese does not usually allow a combination of potential with passive or causative forms. As this verb is intrinsically a verb of potential, none of the complex forms are permissible in standard Japanese grammar. Grammatically, there is also no potential form of the verb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3