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得る
uru
JLPT N2
Edit  dc
うる
Meaning
able to do
All I can think of
Edit  dc
Formation
See also
Phrases
かんがええるほうほうはぜんぶためしてみたが、どれもしっぱいにおわった。
I tried everything I can think of, but everything failed.
Edit  #83 dc, Miki
そのようなことをしてもえるべきものはなにもない。
There is nothing whatever to be gained by resorting to such move.
Edit  #3041 bamboo4, dc
これらのガスはちきゅうきぼのおんだんかをもたらしえる。
These gases can lead to global warming.
Edit  #4458 Miki
そういうじこはときおりおこりえることだ。
Such accidents can happen from time to time.
Edit  #4459 Miki
きんべんさがけいけんふそくをおぎなうこともありえる。
Diligence may compensate for lack of experience.
Edit  #4463 Miki
けいかくをたてるまえに、あまりしんちょうにしすぎると、けいかくそのものがひっくりかえることも、ときにはありえるだろう。
Sometimes being overcautious in planning could upset the apple cart.
Edit  #4464 Miki
かのじょはオリンピックでメダルをかくとくしうる。
She can win a medal in the Olympics.
Edit  #6482 rkmovva
Discussion and comments
得る means to obtain/to acquire
KotatsuSama
[Note negative form is enai えない]
dc
Strictly speaking, the conjugations of 得る are:
- negative: えない
- masu form: えます
- te form: えて
- terminal form (i.e. at the end of sentences, or when attaching to べき): える/うる
- attributive form (i.e. akin to such things as すきな for すき; used when attaching to nouns): うる
- conditional form: うれば

It is the only 二段 (nidan) verb from old Japanese that hasn't fully become an 一段 (ichidan) verb in modern Japanese. (える/うる in old Japanese was う, so it has changed a little already.)

In summary, although うる is a more archaic way of saying える, the only time you can choose between える/うる is when it comes at the end of the sentence, or when attaching to べき (in which case, however, うる is also preferable due to the also archaic nature of べき). This means one should say for example うるために, うるように, うること, うるところ and so on. Additionally, ありうる is never ありえる.

However, in practice, the "wrong" forms are still somewhat often used.
kittymercury
うる is archaic or 文語体 whereas える is modern. However,うる is still used, e.g., 考えうる、成しうる, etc.
bamboo4
Try not to get confused with える (same kanji /generally/ different meaning).
Amatuka
A verb-suffix 得る will generally have this meaning and /usually/ be pronounced うる but I hear that it's increasingly common for that usage to /also/ be pronounced える
Amatuka
In summary : This is a pig of a word(s) ;-)
Amatuka
Note that Edict examples presently include える and うる in the same list.
your name
#6482 should say "medal in THE Olympics" and should have a period at the end.
ixtli