Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 9: 2/19

っこない
there is no chance of/no way of・impossible

Structure
Casual
Polite
Verb[ます+ っこない
Verb[ます+ っこない + です(1)

(1) However if you really have to be polite
then it is better to not use っこない.
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  • [Used to express strong denial]
  • [っこない often follows potential verbs, できっこない, and わかりっこない]
  • [Often used with conditionals, [ても] construction, [て]ばかり construction and なんて]
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練習(れんしゅう)たくさんしなくては、楽器(がっき)の演奏(えんそう)なんかできっこない
If you do not practice a lot, there is no way you will be able to do a musical performance.
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日本語(にほんご)で書(か)かないと日本語(にほんご)の書(か)き方(かた)が分(わ)かりっこない
If you do not write in Japanese, there is no way you will understand how to write in it.
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怒(おこ)ったお母(かあ)さん:ひきこもりのように、一日(いちにち)中(じゅう)家(いえ)ゲームしてばかりでは、何(なに)も成(な)し遂(と)げっこない
Angry mother: There is no way you are going to accomplish anything if you are just sitting at home, playing games like a hikikomori.
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