JLPT N4 Grammar (nakereba naranai)

Meaning

must do something; have to do something

How to use

Verb (ない form) なければならない
ければなりません
nakereba naranai なければならない なければならない jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (nakereba naranai). Meaning: must do something; have to do something.

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Example #1

くすりをのまなければなりません。
Kusuri o noma nakereba naranai.
You need to take this medicine.
Example #2

しゅくだいをしなければならない。
Shukudai o shi nakereba narimasen.
I need to do my homework.
Example #3

いまそこにいかなければなりませんか。
ima soko ni ikana kereba narimasen ka.
Do I have to go there now?
Example #4

ははをてつだわなければならない。
haha o tetsudawa nakereba naranai.
I have to help my mom.
Example #5

あしたははやおきしなければならない。
ashita wa hayaoki shinakereba naranai.
I have to get up early tomorrow.
Example #6

23じまえにねなければなりません。
23 ji mae ni nenakereba narimasen.
I need to go to bed before 11pm.
Example #7

からだにわるいですから、タバコをやめなければならない。
karada ni warui desu kara, tabako o yame nakereba naranai.
Smoking is so bad for your health, I really need to quit..
Example #8

がくせいはがっこうのきそくをまもらなければならない。
gakusei wa gakkou no kisoku o mamora nakereba naranai.
Students must follow the school rules.
Example #9

もうすぐサッカーのしあいがありますから、まいにちれんしゅうをしなければなりません。
mousugu sakkaa no shiai ga arimasu kara, mainichi renshuu o shi nakereba narimasen.
We've got a soccer match coming up, so I need to practice every day.

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