[JLPT grammar] What’ the difference between なりますように and なれますように?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N3 course!

 

[Question]

先生、
・医者になりますように
・医者になれますように
何がちがいますか。
What’s the difference?

*医者(いしゃ)

 

[My Reply]

JP;
自分(じぶん)が努力(どりょく effort)できるものにはpotential-form、自分が努力できないことにはnormal masu-formを使います。

potential-form+ように
=私が努力しなければならない

医者になれますように。
(私がたくさん勉強してがんばって)医者になりたい。

normal masu-form+ように
=私ががんばることじゃないから、自然(しぜん)にそうなればいいなあ

医者になりますように。
(私の子どもが)医者になるといいなあ。

EN;
You use potential-form for things you can work on to make it happen and normal masu-form for things you can’t.

potential-form+ように
=I’ll make the effort.

医者になれますように。
I want to study hard and become a doctor.

normal masu-form+ように
=It’s not something I’m trying to do. I just expect it to happen naturally.

医者になりますように。
e.g. I wish for my child to become a doctor.

I hope my answer helps you.😊

 

 

In the JLPT course, you can ask me any questions as much as you want.
I will teach you until you get it!

 

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