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English Reference for nai (ない)

Kanji
Kana
ない
nai
Definitions
  1. adjective usually kana nonexistent, not being (there)
  2. unpossessed, unowned, not had
  3. unique
  4. indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility
  5. auxiliary adjective not ...
  6. to not be..., to have not ...
Conjugations
adjective (keiyoushi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative ない
nai
ないです
naidesu
なくない
nakunai
なくありません
nakuarimasen
なくないです
nakunaidesu
Past Indicative なかった
nakatta
なかったです
nakattadesu
ななかった
nanakatta
なくありませんでした
nakuarimasendeshita
なくなかったでです
nakunakattadedesu
te-form なくて
nakute
Volitional なかろう
nakarou
Provisional なくければ
nakukereba
なくなければ
nakunakereba
Causative なくさせる
nakusaseru
なくさせない
nakusasenai
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Example sentences
I am afraid that I shall not be free till the examination is over
His composition leaves nothing to be desired
When science was less important than it is now, it was all very well to leave science to the scientists
He has no interests, apart from his work
She stayed at home as she didn't have a car
Never in my life have I heard such a terrible story
Don't you have anything to do
The time may come when we will have no war
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