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nai
i adjective, auxiliary adjective

Alternate Written Forms:

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nai

English Meaning(s) for ない

i adjective
  1. nonexistent; not being (there)
  2. unowned; not had; unpossessed
  3. unique
  4. not; impossible; won't happen (as ...ことがない, etc.; indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility)
auxiliary adjective
  1. not (after the ren'youkei form of an adjective)
  2. to not be; to have not (after the -te form of a verb)

Definition and Synonyms for ない

Out Of motivated by
Synonyms: ある, ない, ない, なう
Unowned having no owner
Synonyms: ある, ない

Stroke Order Diagrams for ない

Conjugations for ない

te-form
nakute
Negative te-form
nakunakute
Adverbial Form
naku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
nai
Present Indicative Negative Form
nakunai
Past Indicative Form
nakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
nakunakatta
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
nakereba
Present Indicative Negative Form
nakunakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
nakunakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
nakattara
Present Indicative Negative Form
nakunakattara

Sample Sentences for ない

Since you are no longer a child, you should be responsible for what you do.
I don't like shellfish.
He must have been sleeping because he didn't answer the telephone.
You can only let the matter take its own course.
You don't need to worry about wiretapping.

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