JLPT N4 Grammar (nakereba ikenai)

Meaning

must do something; have to do something

How to use

Verb (ない form) なければいけない
ければいけません
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Learn Japanese grammar: (nakereba ikenai). Meaning: must do something; have to do something.

To be more formal, use (nakereba ikemasen).

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Example #1

はやくねなければいけない。
hayaku nenakereba ikenai.
I have to go to sleep early.
Example #2

わたしもがんばらなければいけない。
watashi mo ganbaranakereba ikenai.
I have to do my best too.
Example #3

わたしはすぐこたえなければいけない。
watashi wa sugu kotaenakereba ikenai.
I must answer right away.
Example #4

わたしはゆうじんをもっとしんらいしなければいけない。
watashi wa yuujin o motto shinrai shinakereba ikenai.
I must place more trust in my friends.
Example #5

あなたはおひるまでにしゅくだいをおわらせなければいけない。
anata wa o hiru made ni shukudai o owarasenakereba ikenai.
You need to finish your homework by noon.
Example #6

まなばなければいけないことがじつにおおかった。
manabanakereba ikenai koto ga jitsu ni ookatta.
There had been so many things to learn.
Example #7

わたしはじぶんのかんじょうをかくさなければいけない。
watashi wa jibun no kanjou o kakusanakereba ikenai.
I must mask my own feelings.
Example #8

もうひとつ、こうりょしなければいけないことがある。
mou hitotsu, kouryo shinakereba ikenai koto ga aru.
There's one more thing that needs to be taken into consideration.
Example #9

あなた、かれにあなたのゆめのことをはなさなければいけませんよ。
anata, kare ni anata no yume no koto o hanasanakereba ikemasen yo.
You must tell him about your dreams.

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