Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 2: 9/23

まい
won't, intend not to, probably not

する→しまい/するまい/すまい・くる→きまい/くるまい/こまい

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Polite
Verb + まい
Verb[ます+ まい
Verb (Polite) + まい
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使用域 硬い
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  • Negative volitional form. It is used to express having no intention to do something or conjecture/guess, that something won't happen based on some reasoning.[negative volition・conjecture]
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昨日(きのう)飲(の)みすぎてしまったので、二度(にど)と酒(さけ)飲(の)むまい
Because I drank too much last night, I don't intend to drink ever again.
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今日(きょう)火曜日(かようび)だからあのダンスクラブはお客(きゃく)さんがおるまい
Because it is Tuesday, there probably won't be many people at that dance club.
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この車(くるま)の見(み)た目(め)からすると安(やす)くはあるまい
Judging from the appearance of this car, it is probably not cheap.
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