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dekiru

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Wordできる
dekiru
Meaningto be able to do
Part of speechverb
Pronunciation

Breakdown of dekiru

to do
suru

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Usages of dekiru

I can't do it.できません。
dekimasen.
to be able to; to be possible to〜こと が できる
koto ga dekiru
(I) can speak Japanese.ほん が きます。
nihongo ga dekimasu.
(You) cannot stop time.かん を めること  できません。
zikan wo tomerukoto ha dekimasen.
Using は in this sentence might be more suitable because it is more all-encompassing than が (it implies that no one can stop time), while が is more specific and might refer to something like being unable to stop time on a personal capacity.
(I) can't breathe through my nose.はな で いき が できない。
hana de iki ga dekinai.

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