[JLPT grammar] I want to ask when to use 見られる and 見える.

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



I want to ask when to use 見られる and 見える.
I cannot tell the difference from the sentences,
like うみが見えます、パンダが見られます…



[My Reply]

見える means “something or someone is already visible”

You can see the ocean from the window.

This 見える means it is there without trying to see it, it is already visible.

見られる is the potential-form of 見る “see, look”.

You can see pandas at the zoo.

This 見られる means that you can see it if you like or if you try, but it is not immediately visible.


I hope my answer helps you.😊


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