Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 2: 19/23

~てならない
very, extremely, can't help but do

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Verb[て]+ ならない
[い]Adjective[て]+ ならない
[な]Adjective + で + ならない
Verb[て]+ ならない
[い]Adjective[て]+ なりません
[な]Adjective + で + なりません
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使用域 硬い
成らない
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  • [Mostly used with adjectives that describe feelings]
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詐欺(さぎ)にあった気(き)がしてならない
I can't help but feel it was a scam.
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日本(にほん)に来(き)てから、家族(かぞく)に会(あ)えず、寂(さび)しくてならない
Since coming to Japan, I haven't been able to see my family and can't help but feel lonely.
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今(こん)週末(しゅうまつ)の同窓会(どうそうかい)に行(い)けないので、残念(ざんねん)ならない
Since I can't go to my class reunion this weekend I can't help but feel disappointed.
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A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar
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