Q: What do the following sentences have in common?
- Dinner is ready.
- This cloth will make me a coat.
- A pool forms.
- A son was born to them.
- Mushrooms grow well in damp places.
- Watermelons are produced here.
- Some business turned up and prevented me from going there.
- His income enables him to live a decent life.
- He is good for nothing.
- A tender understanding seems to have been formed between the two.
A: They’re all examples in the dictionary entry for the verb dekiru.
The 4th Edition Green Goddess lists the following meanings for it:
- to be done; to be completed; to be finished; to be ready.
- to be made; to be manufactured; to be built; to be constructed (of something).
- to be formed; to be organized; to be established; to be set up.
- to form; to make; to take shape.
- to come into being (existence).
- to grow.
- to be produced.
- to break out.
- can (do, write, etc); to be able (in a position) to do; to be capable; to be possible; to be permitted to do.
- to be good at; to be skillful in.
- to become intimate.
- to be quoted; to be traded.
With all of the usage examples, it runs to about 2/3 of a page.