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naku
i adjective (negative), auxiliary adjective

Alternate Written Forms:

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naku

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Adverbial Form
naku

English Meaning(s) for なく

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)
* Please note, you are viewing the Japanese readings in the adverbial form, while the english meanings are based on the dictionary form.

Definition and Synonyms for なく

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 なく 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 なく

Conjugations for なく

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 なく

Children can play without danger here.
The police are investigating the cause of the crash around the clock.
The point at issue is not her ability but her character.
I can't find my ticket. I must have lost it.
It was a parade with a capital P.

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