N5 Lesson 3: 10/13
る - Verbs[ない] る - Verbs[ません]

る - Verbs[ない]

(will/does/do) not


Structure Legend
Structure
CasualFormal
Examples:
​​食べ + ない
​​見 + ない
+ ない
Negative non-past form of verbs is used to express that something is not the case, will not happen and can be well approximated with English “not”.
The negative short form of るVerbs is formed by replacing the る of the dictionary form with the suffix ない, for polite form, the suffixes ません or ないです are used instead.
The former is considered more polite and formal, while the latter is seen by some as a bit childish.

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寿司(すし)は食(た)べない
寿司(すし)は食(た)べないです
寿司(すし)は食(た)べません
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I don’t eat sushi.

みんなの日本語 I : Page 110 [CH 17]
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