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Emi: Can you hear me?
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きこえる(*kikoeru) comes from the root word きく(*kiku) which means to hear. it's the word きこえる is the polite version of this translation. きく is considered go be an u-verb and will translate as such: きく(kiku)to hear (base/root word) ききます(kikimasu) (*present tense) ききました(kikimashita)(*past tense) ききません(kikimasen)(*present tense negative; can not hear) きいて (kiite) (*te form) きける (kikeru)(*potential) ききなさい(kikinasai)(*imperative) ききませんでした(kikimasendeshita)(*past tense negative; could not hear) Both きける and きこえる fill the role of "to be able to hear," the difference being that きける is "able to hear" as in; "if you turn on the tv you will be able to hear it." (The option is a choice.) Whereas with きこえる, only the physical perception is being talked about. 💖💖