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Past Potential Form

So I learned verb conjuagtion rules for how to say "can" in Japanese, for example in "I can eat" the verb 食べる becomes “食べられる”. But I couldn't find how to express the past form of it "could", for example "I could eat". What are the conjuagtion rules for could? Thanks in advance!

June 22, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaxJiang3

The potential form just changes the verb into a new verb. I believe the result is always a ru verb, so just follow the normal rules for conjugation. So 食べる should become 食べられた.

June 22, 2017

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Thank you!

June 22, 2017
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