JLPT N2 Grammar (te naranai)


can't help but; dying to; extremely ~

How to use

Verb (て form)ならない
な-adjective + で
い-adjective + くて
te naranai てならない jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (te naranai). Meaning: can’t help but; dying to; extremely ~​.

This is used when expressing one couldn’t help but feel a certain way or do something.

When used with a な-adjective, it becomes でならない.

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Example #1

uchi no musuko ga daigaku ni goukaku shite, ureshikute naranai.
I’m so glad that my son passed the university entrance exam.
Example #2

gaikoku de seikatsu shita toki, fuande naranakatta.
I was very nervous when I lived abroad.
Example #3

ano futari wa doushite rikon shita no ka, shiritakute naranai.
I really want to know why those got divorced.
Example #4

shinyuu no kekkonshiki ni shusseki dekinainoga zannende naranai.
I'm extremely disappointed that I cannot attend my best friend's wedding.
Example #5

kono eki no chikaku wa, warui hito ga ooi kara, abunakute naranai.
There are a lot of bad people near this station so it is very dangerous.
Example #6

kyou uketa tesuto de, nanten o toreta ka ki ni natte naranai.
I'm very curious about what score I will get on the test I took today.
Example #7

mou 10 nenkan kurai kuni ni kaette inai no de, ryoushin ni aitakute naranai.
I haven’t returned to my country for 10 years so i miss my parents so much.
Example #8

oozei no hito no mae de tsumazuite koketa no de, hazukashikute naranakatta.
I fell over in front of a large number of people and was extremely embarrassed.

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