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v.。。。ことが。。。。。

How can i talk about the experience of something using こと? 買うことがdきます。 would this be the experience of being able to buy?

If you understand my problem please show me more examples!

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"experience of being able to buy" -- I cannot understand what that means. You should also do the formatting more neatly. What is v.。。。? It just looks like garbage. You also have dきます. –  sawa Feb 11 '12 at 3:37
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It is rather difficult to understand your question. Please edit the question to explain "v.。。。ことが。。。。。" and "dきます". –  Flaw Feb 11 '12 at 4:36
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Lol... you sober? –  Choko Feb 11 '12 at 6:16

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I think I vaguely know what you're trying to find out. You should be looking for:

  • ~ことがある

It literally means something like "to have (the experience of) ~"

Verbs:

Present: 走ることがある - "There are times that (I) run"

Past: 走ったことがある - "There was a time when (I) ran"

い-Adjectives:

Present: 高いことがある - "There are times when (something) is expensive"

Past: 高かったことがある - "There was a time when (something) was expensive"

な-Adjectives:

Present: 静かなことがある - "There are times when (something) is quiet"

Past: 静かだったことがある - "There was a time when (something) was quiet"


Note that ~ことがある is structurally ambiguous between being an appositive clause and a relative clause.

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