JLPT N5 Grammar (naku temo ii)

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Verb (ない form) なくてもいい
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Learn Japanese grammar: (naku temo ii). Meaning: don’t have to; it’s OK to not do.

The も (mo) is optional and may be used as なくていい (nakute ii).

This grammar is an extension of and .


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Example #1

あしたはやすみだから、がっこうにいかなくてもいい。
ashita wa yasumi dakara, gakkou ni ikanaku temoii.
Tomorrow is a day off, so I don't need to go to school.
Example #2

くうこうまでこなくてもいいよ。
kuukou made konaku temo ii yo.
You don't have to come all the way to the airport.
Example #3

すきじゃないなら、たべなくてもいいですよ。
suki janai nara, tabenaku temo ii desu yo.
If you don't like it, you don't need to eat it.
Example #4

こなくてもいいですよ。わたしひとりでいくから。
konaku temo ii desu yo. watashi hitori de iku kara.
You don't need to come. I'll go by myself.
Example #5

むりしなくてもいいですよ。
muri shinaku temo ii desu yo.
You don't need to push yourself too hard.
Example #6

あしたはじゅぎょうがないからだいがくにいかなくてもいいです。
ashita wa juugyou ga nai kara daigaku ni ikanaku temo ii desu.
I have no classes tomorrow so I don't need to go to university (campus).
Example #7

じかんがまだいっぱいあるから、そんなにいそがなくていいよ。
jikan ga mada ippai aru kara, sonna ni isoganakute ii yo.
There's still a bunch of time, so you don't need to rush.
Example #8

がいしょくしなくていいよ。いえでたべましょう。
gaishoku shinakute ii yo. ie de tabemashou.
We don't need to eat out. Let's eat something at home.
Example #9

そのほんはあげるよ,かえしてくれなくてもいいからね。
sono hon wa ageru yo, kaeshite kurenaku temo ii kara ne.
I'll give you that book, you don't need to return it.
Example #10

しょうがくせいいかはおかねをはらわなくてもいいです。
shougakusei ika wa okane o harawanaku temo ii desu.
Elementary school kids and younger do not need to pay.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
無理むりimpossible
好きすきlike
食べるたべるto eat
小学生しょうがくせいelementary school student
以下いかbelow; up to
払うはらうto pay
明日あしたtomorrow
授業じゅぎょうclass
大学だいがくuniversity
行くいくto go
来るくるto come
わたしI
一人でひとりでalone
時間じかんtime
いっぱいa lot
急ぐいそぐto hurry
外食がいしょくeat out
家でいえでat home

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