N5 Lesson 6: 3/13
じゃない じゃない

じゃない

is not

⚠ Cannot be used with
い-adjectives

Structure Legend
Structure
CasualPolite
[な]Adjective + では(1) + ない
Noun + では(1) + ない

(1)じゃ
[Can be shortened to じゃねえ in very casual speech]

[じゃ is a contraction of では, therefore, ではありません is more polite than じゃありません. Polite forms are more ceremonious than alternative polite forms.]

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犬(いぬ)じゃない
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It is not a dog.

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