can = (be) able to

This is the first of three videos that show how to use idiomatic modal verbs. The modal verb 「can」 is almost the same thing as 「(be) able to.」 Notice that the verb 「be」 changes according to the subject.


Virtual Ability: Orientation ONE in Second Life® (part 1 of 3)

Watch in HD 720p:
(9.5 minutes)
Part TWO:
(8.4 minutes)
(5.3 minutes)
「Where limitations are just stepping stones… to a place with no limitations.」 Virtual Ability
Join Gentle Heron for a tour of the orientation areas of Virtual Ability Island. Virtual Ability is a joint project of Alliance Library System and Virtual Ability Inc., 『Share the Health』 funded by the National Library of Medicine. Healthinfo Island blog:
Visit Infointernational Island in Second Life to find out more from the librarians at the reference area or take a look at the Infoisland blog: