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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
He was egging an innocent young man on to join him in his crooked deal
I appreciate that you have not had time to write
No other hotel can beat this for service
There is no advantage in doing that
She was not interested in boys at all
The top of the hill was bare
It was a fine day and there were no clouds in the sky
It's a rare thing to run into a famous musician on the street
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