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言われば is not correct. You should use 言われれば (or 言われたら). is the second part trying to say "If told to look, I'll look"? Yes, I think you're right. 言われれば consists of 言わ(未然形 of 動詞「言う」) + れれ(仮定形 of 助動詞「れる」) + ば(接続助詞).


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As you may know, Japanese verbs are either godan (five step) or ichidan (one step) verbs. Godan Verbs: remove the masu e.g. ikimasu -> iki then change the final syllable to a 'u' sound, e.g. iki -> iku other examples: iimasu -> ii -> iu nomimasu -> nomi -> nomu Ichidan verbs: remove the masu ...


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I would like to add some numbers, now that we can easily search for tags with the new beta jisho. http://beta.jisho.org/search/*しる%20%23v1, for example, searches for 一段 verbs ending on しる. [ending]: [五段 verbs], [一段 verbs], [一段 verbs with more than 1 syllable without the final る] Note that the last count does not include compound verbs such as 見飽きる, 言いすぎる, ...


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As James said, without knowing the group of the verb, you can't really guess. Note that this is also true for the inverse step : i.e. you cannot, simply from the dictionary form guess what is the ます-form nor the て-form. From there, look for go-dan (五段) or ichi-dan (一段) in your dictionary. During my studies, my teacher also reffered to them as "strong" and ...


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This probably isn't the answer you were looking for, but: it has to be differentiated using context (via. the subject of the sentence, as well as circumstance). While this is probably pretty obvious, to break it out a little: If you say 「(太郎さん、)明日のパーティーに出られますか?」 to your coworker 太郎, it is pretty unambiguously the potential. If you say ...



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