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
CasualPolite
Verb[ない] + きゃ(1) + いけない
Verb[ない] + くちゃ+ いけない

(1) なけりゃ
[short form・casual/colloquial]

[なくちゃ = short form of なくては・なきゃ、なけりゃ = short forms 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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日本語(にほんご)勉強(べんきょう)しなくちゃいけない。
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You must study Japanese.

Genki I : Page 233
Genki I 2nd Edition : Page 273
Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide : Page 144