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nai
i adjective (negative), auxiliary adjective

Alternate Written Forms:

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English Meaning(s) for ない

i adjective (negative)
  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

Unowned having no owner
Synonyms: ある, ない
Out Of motivated by
Synonyms: ある, ない, ない, なう
Nihility the state of nonexistence
Synonyms: ない, , , 虚無
Nix a quantity of no importance
Synonyms: ない, なし, ゼロ, ナッシング, , , 皆無, 絶無,

Categories ない is a member of

Nonexistence the state of not existing
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Relative Quantity a quantity relative to some purpose
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Stroke Order Diagrams for ない

Conjugations for ない

Adjective stem
na
te-form
nakute
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
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
nakattara
Nominalized Form
Objective Form
nasa

Sample Sentences for ない

They say that in America anyone can become president, but perhaps that's not really true.
We say that we judge people based on their contents, but in the ends, don't we just judge them based on their exterior?
See to it that the letter is posted this afternoon.
Tom hasn't been very well recently.
No... I mean, yes.

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