N5 Lesson 9: 4/12
なくちゃ・なきゃ なくちゃ・なきゃ

なくちゃ・なきゃ

has to be done


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Structure
Casual Suffix
Verb[] + くちゃ + (いけない)
Verb[] + きゃ + (いけない)
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[short form・casual/colloquial]

[なくちゃ = short form of なくては・なきゃ = short form of なければ]

[Adding だめ to なくちゃ or なきゃ makes the statement a bit stronger, but is more casual than いけない]

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