JLPT N2 Grammar (kanenai)

Meaning

(someone) might do something; something might happen

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)かねない
kanenai かねない jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (kanenai). Meaning: (someone) might do something; something might happen.


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Example #1

このもんだいがちょうきかすれば、かいしゃはとうさんしかねない。はやくたいさくをかんがえましょう。
kono mondai ga choukika sureba, kaisha wa tousan shi kanenai. hayaku taisaku o kangae mashou.
If this problem gets any bigger, this company might go bankcrupt. Let's hurry and think of a counterplan.
Example #2

やすまずにちょうじかんうんてんしたら、じこをおこしかねない。
yasumazu ni chou jikan unten shitara, jiko o okoshi kanenai.
If you drive for a long time without taking any breaks, you might get into an accident.
Example #3

このままではおなじようなじこがまたおきかねない。
kono mama de wa onaji you na jiko ga mata oki kanenai.
If things continue like this, the same kind of accident is going to occur again.
Example #4

まいにちファストフードばっかりたべてると、びょうきになりかねないよ。
mainichi fasuto fuudo bakari taberu to, byouki ni nari kanenai yo.
If you keep eating fast food every day, you're gonna get sick.
Example #5

このもんだいをかいけつせずにほうっておいたら、こくさいもんだいになりかねない。
kono mondai o kaiketsu sezuni houtte oitara, kokusaimondai ni nari kanenai.
If this problem is ignored without being resolved it could grow into an international problem.
Example #6

このばしょでおおきなじしんがおきたら、かざんのふんかをひきおこしかねない。
kono basho de ooki na jishin ga okitara, kazan no funka o hikiokoshi kanenai.
If there's ever a big earthquake in this area, it's possible it may cause the volcano to erupt.
Example #7

こんなにあついとねつちゅうしょうになりかねないから、ちゃんとすいぶんほうきゅうしよう。
konna ni atsui to netsuchuushou ni nari kanenai kara, chanto suibun hokyuu shiyou.
With it this hot out, it's possible to have a heat stroke so make sure to drink plenty of water.

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