JLPT N5 Grammar (te wa ikenai)


must not; may not; cannot

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Verb (て form)はいけない
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Learn Japanese grammar: (te wa ikenai) / (te wa ikemasen). Meaning: must not; may not; cannot.

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Example #1

mado o akete wa ikenai.
Do not open up the window.
Example #2

uso o tsuite wa ikenai.
You must not tell lies.
Example #3

rouka o hashitte wa ikemasen yo.
No running in the halls.
Example #4

toshokan de urusaku shite wa ikenai.
We cannot be loud in the library.
Example #5

kyou shiken ga aru kara, chikoku shite wa ikenai.
There's a test today, so you can't be late.
Example #6

shitsunai de tabako o sutte wa ikemasen yo.
No smoking inside!
Example #7

waratte wa ikenai joudan datta.
That was a joke that we shouldn't of laughed at.
Example #8

jugyou chuu ni keitai denwa o tsukatte wa ikemasen.
No using cellphones during class.
Example #9

hatachi miman no hito wa osake o nonde wa ikemasen.
You must not drink alcohol if you are under 20 years of age. (Japan's legal age)
Example #10

kinen toiu nowa tabako wo suttewa ikenai toiu koto desu.
The word "kinen" means no smoking is allowed.

Vocabulary List

開けるあけるto open (a door, etc.); to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package); to unlock
嘘をつくうそをつくto lie
笑うわらうto laugh
試験しけんtest; exam
遅刻ちこくtardy; late
授業中じゅぎょうちゅうin class
携帯電話けいたいでんわcell phone
使うつかうto use
走るはしるto run
タバコを吸うたばこをすうto smoke cigarettes
20歳はたちspecial word for 20 years old (adult in Japan)
未満みまんnot yet
飲むのむto drink

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