ない

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Auxiliary Verb Adjective Type

Inflection

ない
Irrealisなかろ
Continuativeなく
なかっ
Terminalない
Attributiveない
Hypotheticalなけれ
Imperativen/a

Attachment

  • Irrealis form of verb + ない
  • Irrealis form of auxiliary verb + ない

ない cannot attach to some auxiliary verbs, e.g. ます.

Meaning

ない shows negative tone.

Idiom

  • Irrealis form of verb + ないでください: please don't ...
  • Irrealis form of verb + なければなりません: it is mandatory to ...
  • Irrealis form of verb + なくてもいい(です): it is fine not to ...
  • Irrealis form of verb + たくない: I don't want to ...

Example

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