JLPT N4 Grammar (hazu ga nai)

Meaning

cannot be (impossible)

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)はずがない
はずがありません
Noun の
な-adjective + な
い-adjective + い
hazu ga nai はずがない はずがない jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (hazu ga nai). Meaning: cannot be (impossible).

This is used to strongly emphasize that something cannot be or is impossible.

To say the opposite, use instead.

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Example #1

そんなはずがない。
sonna hazu ga nai.
That can't be true.
Example #2

かのじょのはなしはほんとうのはずがない。
kanojo no hanashi wa hontou no hazu ga nai.
Her story can't be true.
Example #3

かれはそんなことをいうはずがない。
kare wa sonna koto o iu hazu ga nai.
He would never say such a thing.
Example #4

ジョンがうそをついているはずがない。
jon ga uso o tsuiteiru hazu ga nai.
There's no way that John is lying.
Example #5

そんなおおきいなりょうをぜんぶたべられるはずがない。
sonna ookina ryou o taberareru hazu ga nai.
There's no way you're going to be able to eat all of that.
Example #6

そのうわさがほんとうのはずがない。
sono uwasa ga hontou na hazu ga nai.
That rumor cannot be true.
Example #7

かれが30さいよりわかいはずがない。
kare ga sanjuu sai yori wakai hazu ga nai.
He can't be under thirty.
Example #8

まじめなたなかさんが、むだんでやすむはずがない。
majimena tanaka san ga, mudan de yasumu hazu ga nai.
Tanaka-san is a very honest and hardworking person. There is no way he would take leave without informing us.
Example #9

かれはいまじむしょにいるはずがありません。
kare wa ima jimusho ni iru hazu ga arimasen.
He shouldn't be in the office now.
Example #10

あのひとはきのうにゅういんしたので、あしたのレースにくるはずがない。
ano hito wa kinou nyuuin shita no de, ashita no reesu ni kuru hazu ga nai.
That person was hospitalized yesterday, so there's no way they're coming to tomorrow's race.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
りょうamount; portion size
食べられるたべられるto be able to eat
昨日きのうyesterday
入院にゅういんhospitalized
明日あしたtomorrow
レースれーすrace
真面目なまじめなdiligent
無断むだんwithout notice
絶対にぜったいにabsolutely

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