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無い, ない

  • nai
JLPT LEVEL 5

Definition

adjective (keiyoushi)

  • nonexistent
  • not being (there)

Definition

  • unpossessed
  • unowned
  • not had

Definition

  • unique

Definition

  • indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility

Definition

auxiliary adjective

  • (after the ren'youkei form of an adjective) not ...

Definition

  • (after the -te form of a verb) to not be...
  • to have not ...

Examples of 無い,ない in a Sentence

2つ意見大したはない。
There is not much difference between the two opinions.
I'm living on welfare, without a car or anything.
今日マイクは母親洗う必要ない
Mike doesn't have to wash his mother's car today.
失敗覚悟やる勇気ない限りは、 余りお勧めきる方法ないしょう。
I think this not a method that I can really recommend unless you are willing to risk failure.
I was going to run over the notes one last time, but there wasn't time.
スミスさんが「海兵隊必要ない」と言いました
Mr Smith said, "There's no need for the marines."
ないはやくに立たない
A bow is no use without arrows.
The land had never been ploughed.
彼女逃げ道ない
There's no escape for her.
は、大きな都市住むつもりは最初からないんです
I had no intention of living in a large city from the start.

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