JLPT N5 Grammar (naito ikenai)

Meaning

must do; have an obligation to do

How to use

Verb (ない form) + といけない
いけません
ダメです

Learn Japanese grammar: (naito ikenai). Meaning: must do; have an obligation to do.

This can also be conjugated and used as

  • ないといけません (naito ikemasen) more formal.
  • ないとダメです (naito dame desu) alternate version.
  • short version.

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Example #1

そろそろねないといけない。
sorosoro nenaito ikenai.
I have to sleep soon.
Example #2

わたしはいえにかえらないといけない。
watashi wa ie ni kaeranaito ikenai.
I have to go home.
Example #3

いまからべんきょうをしないといけない。
ima kara benkyou o shinaito ikenai.
I have to study now.
Example #4

あしたからはたらかないといけない。
ashita kara hatarakanaito ikenai.
I have to work from tomorrow.
Example #5

このくすりをのまないといけませんか?
kono kusuri o nomanaito ikemasen ka?
Do I have to take this medicine?
Example #6

わたしはいまからしごとをはじめないといけません。
watashi wa ima kara shigoto o hajimenaito ikemasen.
I must start my work now.
Example #7

わたしは17じごろいえにかえらないといけません。
watashi wa juunana ji goro ie ni kaeranaito ikemasen.
I have to go home at 5PM.
Example #8

もっとべんきょうしないとだめですよね。
motto benkyou shinaito dame desu yo ne.
So I have to study more, don't I?

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