Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Potential Form 「見える」「聞こえる」「ありえる」

Exceptions in Japanese Potetinal Forms

Before starting the exercise for potential form 「える」「こえる」「ありえる」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Tae Kim’s Guide – Potential Form

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Potential Form 「える」「こえる」「ありえる」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  Mt. Fuji is visible.
 2.  The song is audible.
 3.  At last, (I) was able to see Mt. Fuji.
 4.  At last, (I) was able to listen to (your) song.


 5.  Can (you) see me? (lit. Am I visible?) => No, (I) cannot.
わたしえますか? => いいえ、えません。
 6.  Can (you) hear (me)? (lit. Is my voice audible?) => Yes, (I) can.
こえますか? => はい、こえます。
 7.  (This) is an ocean-view room.
 8.  It’s possible that the teacher gets angry.
 9.  It’s not possible that (my) father cries.
 10.  It’s possible that (it will) rain tomorrow.

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