話できたら Can someone please help me understand the ending on this word and when to use it? 話できたら ありがとうございますI'm needing to understand what form this verb is in so I can try and understand when to use the different forms. Thanks!
Apr 28, 2016 3:32 PM
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Yes, Fer is right! You can use that sentence like あなたと話しができたら、うれしいです。If I could talk with you, it would be nice. Or, ネイティブのように はなしができたらいいのにと思います。I wish I could speak like a native speaker.
April 28, 2016
The verb that you learned, is it 話す(hanasu)? 話すmeans to speak, while the one in your question, 話(hanashi) means a tale, or a talk. They have the same kanji which makes it a little bit confusing especially if you just started learning japanese.
April 29, 2016
Thanks, can you be a little more specific about the form. The rules I have learned so far about past tense and verbs don't seem to match up with this ending.
April 28, 2016
It means "if I could speak". Past tense + ra = if... (it can sometimes be translated as "after (doing something)" o or "when").
April 28, 2016
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