JLPT N1 Grammar (dani / dani shinai)

How to use

Verb (dicationary)だに
だにしない
Noun
Exception: 夢 -> 夢に

Learn Japanese grammar: (dani / dani shinai) particle. Meaning: even; not even ~.

This is an old expression which is usually used to express negative sentences: “not even…”

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Example #1

こんなじこがおきるとはそうぞうだにしなかった。
konna jiko ga okiru to wa souzou dani shinakatta.
I never imagined that such an accident would occur.
Example #2

このあいだのかのじょのたいどはおもいだすだにはらがたつ。
kono aida no kanojo no taido wa omoidasu dani hara ga tatsu.
Even just thinking about her attitude the other day still upsets me.
Example #3

こんなけつまつになるなんて、だれもがよそうだにしなかった。
konna ketsumatsu ni naru nante, dare mo ga yosou dani shinakatta.
No one expected it to end up like this.
Example #4

たからくじで1おくえんあたるなんて、ゆめにだにおもわなかったよ。
takarakuji de 1 okuen ataru nante, yume ni dani omowanakatta yo.
I never dreamed that I would win 100 million yen in the lottery.
Example #5

にんげんがロボットにしごとをうばわれるひがくるなんて、かんがえるだにおそろしい。
ningen ga robotto ni shigoto o ubawareru hi ga kuru nante, kangaeru dani osoroshii.
It's scary to think that the day will come when humans will be robbed of their jobs by robots.
Example #6

Instagramでじぶんがにんきものになるなんてよそうだにしなかった。
instagram de jibun ga ninkimono ni naru nante yosou dani shinakatta.
I didn't expect myself to be popular on Instagram.
Example #7

ちかてつにのっているときにおおじしんがおきたらどうだろう。そうぞうするだにおそろしい。
chikatetsu ni notte iru toki ni oojishin ga okitara dou darou. souzou suru dani osoroshii.
What if a big earthquake hits you while you're on the subway? It's scary to imagine.

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