JLPT N2 Grammar (mai)

Meaning

will not; will probably not; intend not to; must not~

How to use

U-verb (dictionary form)まい
Ru-verb ます (stem form)
Exception: する => すまい
Exception: くる => こまい
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Learn Japanese grammar: (mai). Meaning: will not; will probably not; intend not to; must not~.

This is the opposite of .


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Example #1

あんなところはにどといくまい。
anna tokoro wa nido to iku mai.
I'll never go to such a place again.
Example #2

かれはそうかんたんにたいどをかえるまい。
kare wa sou kantan ni taido o kaeru mai.
He won't be able to change his behavior that easily.
Example #3

すべてがおわった。あのふたりはにどとあうことはあるまい。
subete ga owatta. ano futari wa nidoto au koto wa arumai.
Everything is over. Those 2 will probably never meet again.
Example #4

しんようしていたしんゆうがぼくのひみつをもらした。ぜったいにゆるすまい。
shinyou shite ita shinyuu ga boku no himitsu o marashita. zettai ni yurusu mai.
My good friend whom I trusted let my secret out. There's no way I can forgive them..
Example #5

そのときわたしがどれほどくるしかったかは、だれにもわかるまい。
sono toki watashi ga dorehodo kurushikatta ka wa, dare nimo wakaru mai.
Nobody could possibly understand how much I was suffering at that time.
Example #6

じぶんのめでたしかめないかぎり、そんなおそろしいことはだれもしんじまい。
jibun no me de tashikamenai kagiri, sonna osoroshii koto wa dare mo shinji mai.
Without seeing it with one's own eyes, there's no way anyone will believe such a thing.
Example #7

もうにどとおさけはのむまいとおもったんですが、そのひはちょっとのんでしまったんです。
mou nido to osake wa nomu mai to omottan desuga, sono hi wa chotto nonde shimattan desu.
I thought I would never drink alcohol again, but on that day I ended up drinking a bit..

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