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to be possible, to be likely
Do you think this is feasible?
ありうる, ありえる (有り得る)
Any virtuous idea can be vicious in itself.
#3588 Author: dbx, Miki
The fact that such thing is
at all possible
makes me wonder if everything is in order.
#3077 Author: bamboo4
That is quite possible.
#3589 Author: dbx
Sometimes being overcautious in planning could upset the apple cart.
#3590 Author: dbx
It's possible, though rare, for humans to catch diseases from animals.
#3591 Author: dbx
We should try to be philosophical about life; wealth gained could also go to pot.
#3592 Author: dbx
We should try to be philosophical about life; wealth gained could could also go to pot.
#3593 Author: dbx, Miki
Even a teacher can make mistakes.
#3594 Author: dbx
I think it possible that he may come.
#3595 Author: dbx
'Cuz they say
for your mobile's data to slip out to other people, right?
#497 Author: Amatuka
It's a possible story.
#5504 Author: Luke
Since transporting trucks are slow to come back from customers, it may be late for the next delivery.
#8726 Author: baenur
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What is the difference between ex #3592 and ex #3593 if there is any??
is the meaning of arieru is to make possible ?
Thanks for your clarification bamboo4. You should add that as a note in [arieru].
Can somebody brief me What is the difference between ありうる&ありえる？
ありえる is an incorrect reading of あり得る, which should be pronounced as "ariuru." As such it is not a proper Japanese word.
Forgot to mention that 有り得ない is properly "arienai." Here the comstruction is あり＋得ない, thus there is no inconsistency with ありうる.
so [arieru] is a mis-reading, basically?
OK: ariuru, arienai NG: arieru, ariunai but i often hear people say: "sore he arieru ne" = yeh, thats possible...
It is a derogation of ありうる and people use that, true, but old Japanese like me dislike (abhor) such derogations of Japanese. But for this data base, you probably want to keep ありえる.
Thank you very much for the reply.
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