Learn 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.

JLPT grammar ことなしに (koto nashi ni)  - Learn Japanese

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Example #1

kyou wa choushoku o taberu koto nashi ni gakkou e itta.
I went to school without eating breakfast.
Example #2

doryoku suru koto nashi ni N! ni goukaku wa dekinai.
One cannot pass the N1 without putting in the hard work.
Example #3

oshierareru koto nashi ni dekiru you ni naru.
They learn to do without being taught.
Example #4

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

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

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

知るしるto know
助け合うたすけあうcooperation; helping one another
生きるいきるto live
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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