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English Reference for nakutehanaranai (なくてはならない)

Kanji
くてはならない
Kana
なくてはならない
nakutehanaranai
Definitions
  1. Expression usually kana cannot do without something, indispensable, absolutely necessary
  2. (after negative base of verb) have to do
Example sentences
You've got to go even if you don't want to
The institution must be protected
You must buy a ticket to get on the bus
We have to fix the date for our trip quickly
We've got to catch the lion alive
In order to fix this mistake we'll have to tear out this seam
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