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Nytyngayl
04-10-2008, 11:52 PM
Without all of the annoying intro this time!

Is there a potential form of the verb ある/あります?

Short and sweet,

<3

Nytyngayl

tetekmakhang
04-11-2008, 01:57 AM
Without all of the annoying intro this time!

Short and sweet,

Nytyngayl

lol that made me laugh. but it is true a lot of the time.

anyway potential form for ある is あり得る (u can read that as both ありうる or ありえる)

negative potential form is あり得ない (ありえない). somehow the negative only has one reading...don't ask me why lol

hope that helps

Ertai87
04-11-2008, 06:18 PM
How would you use those words? Kind of like saying in English (I apologize in advance; I'm a Math major) "there can never exist a time when 1 = 0"?

tetekmakhang
04-12-2008, 10:19 AM
many ways u can use it

look up sentence examples in Eijirou (www.alc.co.jp) or WWWJDIC (http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C)

as for your sentence, I'd translate it as 1が0になるのはありえない.

Nytyngayl
04-17-2008, 10:00 PM
How would you use those words? Kind of like saying in English (I apologize in advance; I'm a Math major) "there can never exist a time when 1 = 0"?
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Never mind.

Re-reading posts for the win.

*FAILURE -___-;;*