Question again from 君の名は manga:


I'm unsure about my understanding of the verb conjugation.. is this the potential form of なる plus the conditional form ~たら.. ? Checking the rules to conjugate to ~たら form, なれる being a Godan verb, will become = ~なれったら, no...?

Also, I’ve learned about だけ which means “only,” but what about でも in this case? What pattern is this? 🤔

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    You put two questions in one post. I would suggest you ask the last part in a separate question.
    – aguijonazo
    Apr 2, 2022 at 16:06

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Every verb that has the /e/ vowel sound immediately before ます in its ます-form is an ichidan (or Group-II) verb, and every potential verb, with the only exception of the irregular できる, meets this condition. できる also happens to be an ichidan verb. So, yes, all potential verbs are ichidan verbs.

なる (なります) itself is a godan (or Group-I) verb, but its potential form なれる (なれます /naremasu/) is an ichian verb, and therefore, it becomes なれたら when it is followed by たら.

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