mike29
what is the difference? What is the difference between "泳ぐことができません" and "泳げない"? Thanks in advance.
Nov 3, 2018 5:28 PM
Answers · 4
Hi Mike, They both mean the same thing.The first might be more formal. In the first sentence you use "infinitive+koto+ga+dekimasen" whereas in the secon sentence you simply use the potencial form.
November 3, 2018
Hi! They're both used to express "can't swim". 泳げない is more formal than 泳ぐことができない。 Example: "I can't swim in the sea" --> 海で泳げない / 海で泳ぐことができない。
November 4, 2018
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