JLPT N2 Grammar (te naranai)

Meaning

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

うちのむすこがだいがくにごうかくして、うれしくてならない。
uchi no musuko ga daigaku ni goukaku shite, ureshikute naranai.
I’m so glad that my son passed the university entrance exam.
Example #2

がいこくでせいかつしたとき、ふあんでならなかった。
gaikoku de seikatsu shita toki, fuande naranakatta.
I was very nervous when I lived abroad.
Example #3

あのふたりはどうしてりこんしたのか、しりたくてならない。
ano futari wa doushite rikon shita no ka, shiritakute naranai.
I really want to know why those got divorced.
Example #4

しんゆうのけっこんしきにしゅっせきできないのがざんねんでならない。
shinyuu no kekkonshiki ni shusseki dekinainoga zannende naranai.
I'm extremely disappointed that I cannot attend my best friend's wedding.
Example #5

このえきのちかくは、わるいひとがおおいから、あぶなくてならない。
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

きょううけたテストで、なんてんとれたか、きになってならない。
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

もう10ねんかんくらいくににかえっていないので、りょうしんにあいたくてならない。
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

おおぜいのひとのまえでつまずいてこけたので、はずかしくてならなかった。
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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