Dekiru 出来る できる


Verb meaning: can perform something, can be done, be finished, be ready, be made, be born, become pregnant, be formed, be good (at), come into existence



1. After (object) noun + ga
「車の運転ができますか。」「はい、できます。」
<<Kuruma no unten ga dekimasu ka.>> <<Hai, dekimasu.>>
<<Can you drive a car.>> <<Yes, I can.>>
マイクは日本語がよくできます
Maiku wa nihongo ga yoku dekimasu.
Mike is very good at Japanese.

2. Used as intransitive verb
仕事ができました
Shigoto ga dekimashita.
The work is finished.
商事の用意ができました
Shouji no youi ga dekimashita.
Preparation for dinner is finished. (Dinner is ready)
みそは大豆からできます
Miso wa daizu kara dekimasu.
Miso is made from soybeans.
彼女に子供ができた
Kanojo ni kodomo ga dekita.
A child was born to her. (or She is going to have a baby.)
駅前に新しいビルができた
Eki mae ni atarashii biru ga dekita.
A new building has been built in front of the station.
急用ができたので失礼します。
Kyuuyou ga dekita node shitsurei shimasu.
Some urgent business has come up so I have to leave.
面白いクラブができました
Omoshiroi kurabu ga dekimashita.
A unique club was set up.

-> See also: ga, koto ga dekiru