JLPT N3 Grammar (naito)


must do; unless/if you don't ~

How to use

Verb (ない form)
Noun + でない / じゃない
な-adjective + でない / じゃない
い-adjective + くない
naito ないと jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (naito). Meaning: must do; unless/if you don’t ~.

Meaning 1 – must do

This is the shortened version of .

See examples 1~3.

Meaning 2 – unless / if you don’t do~

Unless/if you don’t do (action), something bad will happen.

See examples 4~8.

naito ないと jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 learn japanese flashcards

Click the image to download the flashcard.
Download all N3 grammar flashcards.

JLPT Grammar E-Book Download

Download our complete
JLPT N3 Grammar Master E-book.

become a patron

Access ALL extra downloads, ebooks, and study guides by supporting JLPT Sensei on Patreon.

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

Click the below red button to toggle off and and on all of the hints, and you can click on the buttons individually to show only the ones you want to see.

Example #1

mou ikanai to.
I have to go now...
Example #2

shukudai o yaranai to.
I have to do my homework.
Example #3

mou kuraku natte, kaeranai to.
It's already gotten dark, I need to head home.
Example #4

hayaku shinai to maniawanai yo.
If you don't hurry, you won't make it in time.
Example #5

hayaku nenai to, ashita okirarenai yo.
If you don't go to bed early, you won't be able to get up tomorrow.
Example #6

kono nedan yori yasuku nai to kawanai.
I won't buy it unless it is cheaper than this price.
Example #7

JLPT sensei denai to nihongo o benkyou shimasen.
I will not study Japanese unless my teacher is JLPT Sensei.
Example #8

kono kikai o toranai to tanin ni toraremasu yo.
If you don't seize this opportunity, it will be taken by someone else.

View all JLPT N3 Grammar Lessons

JLPT N3 Study Guide

JLPT N3 Grammar Master [e-book]

Complete Study Guide

This e-book includes every grammar point you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N3, with detailed usage notes and numerous example sentences.

Pages: 378.
Grammar lessons: 182.

Download ebook

N3 Flashcards

N3 kanji flashcards coming soon!