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Negative imperative with な and 〜ちゃダメ!

Discussion in 'Ask a Senpai!' started by cheapsh0t, Feb 15, 2015.

By cheapsh0t on Feb 15, 2015 at 9:19 AM
  1. cheapsh0t

    cheapsh0t 日本語の先生 Teacher Administrator

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    Putting a な after a plain form verb means “don’t [email protected]#king do verb”

    • 食べるな
    • 行くな
    • しゃべるな


    Coming from ~てはいけません to mean “you musn’t verb" we can contract the ては into ちゃ (for the case of では, it becomes じゃ) and then replace いけません with the more simple ダメ! to make a more casual version.
    • 食べちゃダメだ! You mustn’t eat it!
    • 行っちゃダメ! You mustn’t go! (Please stay!)
    • しゃべっちゃダメだよ! You musn’t speak! (Shut up!)

    Why not try and make your own sentences that use these grammar points?
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Discussion in 'Ask a Senpai!' started by cheapsh0t, Feb 15, 2015.

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