I just finish studying the potential form of a verb but now I have a question, let's use the potential form of hanasu (hanaseru).
hanasu is to talk and hanaseru is to be able or can talk, that's why when asking if you speak Japanese you use nihongoga hanasemasuka and not hanashimasuka...
Potential forms are used to describe that you are capable of doing something or that something is possible.
The short potential form
The ren’youkei + える (eru) is the short potential form and can only be used with Group 4 (yodan katsuyou) verbs.
This combination has a contraction where the...