JLPT N3 Grammar (beki dewa nai)


should not do; must not do ~

How to use

Verb (standard form)べきではない
Special verb
する OR す
な-adjective + である
い-adjective + くある
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Learn Japanese grammar: (beki dewa nai) / (beki dewa arimasen). Meaning: should not do; must not do ~.

This is used to say this is something we should not do / may not do.

To say the opposite, “you should do~”, use:

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Example #1

sonna koto o subeki dewa nai.
You shouldn't do such a thing.
Example #2

neru mae ni aisu o taberu beki dewa nai.
You shouldn't eat ice cream before going to bed.
Example #3

watashitachi wa osoku neru beki dewa arimasen.
We shouldn't go to bed late.
Example #4

yakusoku o yaburu beki dewa arimasen.
You shouldn't break your promises.
Example #5

kako o wasureru beki dewa arimasen.
You shouldn't forget about your past.
Example #6

hito no meiwaku ni naru koto o subeki dewa arimasen.
You shouldn't do anything that causes trouble for others.
Example #7

kibou o suteru beki dewa arimasen.
You shouldn't give up your hope.
Example #8

hito o mitame de handan subeki dewa nai.
You shouldn't judge people by their appearance.

Vocabulary List

寝るねるto sleep
アイスあいすice cream
食べるたべるto eat
迷惑めいわくtrouble; bother
忘れるわすれるto forget
寝るねるto sleep
約束を破るやくそくをやぶるto break a promise
捨てるすてるto throw away

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