JLPT N1 Grammar (koto nashi ni)

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Verb (dictionary form)ことなしに(は)

Learn Japanese grammar: (koto nashi ni). Meaning: without doing something.

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Example #1

きょうはちょうしょくをたべることなしにがっこうへいった。
kyou wa choushoku o taberu koto nashi ni gakkou e itta.
I went to school without eating breakfast.
Example #2

どりょくすることなしにN1にごうかくはできない。
doryoku suru koto nashi ni N! ni goukaku wa dekinai.
One cannot pass the N1 without putting in the hard work.
Example #3

おしえられることなしにできるようになる。
oshierareru koto nashi ni dekiru you ni naru.
They learn to do without being taught.
Example #4

いまのじょうきょうをしることなしにみらいをよそくすることはできません。
ima no joukyo wo shiru koto nashi ni, mirai o yosoku suru koto wa dekimasenn.
Without knowing the present situation, we will not be able to predict what will happen in the future.
Example #5

おたがいがたすけあうことなしに、にんげんはいきていけない。
otagai ga tasukeau koto nashi ni, ningen wa ikite ikenai.
Without cooperation with one another, humans will not be able to continue to exist.
Example #6

かこのじれいをみることなしに、かいけつほうほうはみえてこないでしょう。
kako no jirei wo miru koto nashi ni, kaiketsu houhou wa miete konai deshou.
It is not possible to find a solution without looking at past cases.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
状況じょうきょうcircumstances
知るしるto know
未来みらいfuture
予測よそくprediction
お互いおたがいmutual
助け合うたすけあうcooperation; helping one another
人間にんげんhumans
生きるいきるto live
過去かこpast
事例じれいcase
解決方法かいけつほうほうway of solving a problem
見えてこないみえてこないnot able to find

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