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18. Absolute Beginner #18 - Negative Forms of Class 1 Japanese Verbs


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Practice making your own sentences here, and let us know if you have any questions! :)

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Hi SARAH,
Thank you for the comment!

“ikimasen” is a polite form of “ikanai”.
“-masen” makes sentences having “-nai” polite :smile:

Hope this helps you.

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Cheers,
Miki(美希)
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avatar SARAH

Konnichiwa!

how is “ikinai” different from “ikimasen”?
can both be used interchangeably?

when is the right time to use the “nai” form and “masen” form?

thank you very much!!!!

God bless!

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Aidan san,
こんにちは。
わかりました。 :smile:
Yuki 由紀
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avatar Aidan

私は、コンピュータをしたいです :sunglasses: :thumbsup: is that right?

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Lyle san
Konnichiwa. :smile:
‘ikanai’ means ‘won’t go’ or ‘don’t go.’
‘ikenai’ means ‘cannot go.’
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avatar Lyle

Hi there, could “ikanai” be used as “can’t go” instead of “won’t/don’t go?”
Thanks!

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Mary san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
In this case you can use them interchangeably.
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avatar Mary

Hi there,

With the sentence, “今日は学校に行かない。” why are we using the particle に instead of へ as we learnt in lesson 14. Does the particle change because of the negative of the sentence?

Many thanks!
Mary

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ヴァザさん、

Konnicniwa.
Please click on Lesson Material and Vocabulary then you can know the meanings of vocabulary. :smile:

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avatar ヴァザ

am i supposed to learn the words ? because i havent learned those kanji and cant read them i dont even know what it means