JLPT N2 Grammar (tewa irarenai)

Meaning

can’t afford to; unable to~

How to use

Verb (て form)はいられない
Noun + で
な-adjective + で
tewa irarenai てはいられない jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (tewa irarenai). Meaning: can’t afford to; unable to~.

This expresses being unable to continue under the current circumstances.


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Example #1

ぐずぐずしてはいられない。
gusugusu shite wa irarenai.
We have no time to lose.
Example #2

なかないではいられない。
nakanai dewa irarenai.
I can't help crying.
Example #3

かれのいうことをしんじないではいられない。
kare no iu koto o shinjinai dewa irarenai.
I cannot help believing what he says.
Example #4

もうすぐしけんだからあそんではいられない。べんきょうにしゅうちゅうしなきゃ。
mousugu shiken da kara asondewa irarenai. benkyou ni shuuchuu shinakya.
My exams are near so I can't afford to slack off. I need to focus on my studies.
Example #5

ことしからだいがくせいになるから、いつまでもおやにたよってはいられない。
kotoshi kara daigakusei ni naru kara, itsu made mo oya ni tayotte wa irarenai.
I'll be a college student this year, so I can't rely on my parents forever.
Example #6

あしたははやくおきるので、いつものようにおそくまでほんをよんではいられない。
ashita wa hayaku okiru node, itsumo no youni osoku made hon o yonde wa irarenai.
I will get up early tomorrow, so I can't stay up and read late as usual.
Example #7

やるときめたら、のんびりしてはいられない。いますぐじゅんびをはじめよう。
yaru to kimetara, nonbiri shite wa irarenai. ima sugu junbi o hajimeyou.
If you decide to do it, you can't be carefree about it. Let's start the preparations right away.
Example #8

あんなひどいことをいわれて、わたしもだまってはいられなかった。
anna hidoi koto o iwarete, watashi mo damattewa irarena katta.
I couldn't stay silent after being told something so horrible.
Example #9

しごとがよていよりおくれているから、こんどのにちようびは、しごとをやすんではいられない。
shigoto ga yotei yori okurete iru kara, kondo no nichiyoubi wa, shigoto o yasundewa irarenai.
I’m already behind in my work, so i can’t afford to take a day off this Sunday.
Example #10

しけんしゅうりょうじかんまであとすうふんだから、このもんだいにそんなにじかんをかけてはいられない。
shiken shuuryou jikan made ato suufun dakara, kono mondai ni sonna ni jikan o kaketewa irarenai.
There are only few minutes left until the test is over, so i can’t spend too much time on this question.

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