JLPT N2 Grammar (mono dewa nai)


shouldn’t do something; it’s impossible to ~

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Verb (casual, past)ものではない
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Learn Japanese grammar: (mono dewa nai). Meaning: can either mean one shouldn’t do something or that it is impossible to ~.

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Example #1

nani ga okoru ka wakatta mono dewa nai.
There is no knowing what will happen.
Example #2

meue no hito ni sonna iikata o suru mono dewa nai.
You should't talk that way to your superiors/seniors.
Example #3

kuchi no naka ni mono o ireta mama shaberu mono dewa nai.
You shouldn’t speak with your mouth full.
Example #4

chiisai ko o hitori de tooku ni asobi ni ikaseru mono dewa nai.
We shouldn’t let little kids play far from home.
Example #5

konna ryouri, okyaku san ni daseta mono dewa nai yo. motto renshuu shinasai.
Food like this should not have been served to customers. Make sure to practice more!
Example #6

karita hon ni kakikomu o suru mono dewa nai.
You shouldn't write inside a borrowed book.
Example #7

muda zukai o suru mono dewa nai. okane wa taisetsu ni suru mono da.
You shouldn't waste your money away. Money should be used with caution.
Example #8

konna muzukashii mondai, gakusei wa dekita mono dewa nai yo.
It's impossible for the students to do this kind of difficult homework.
Example #9

soto wa ooame ga futte ite, kasa o motte inai node, ie ni kaerarerta mono dewa nai.
There's heavy rain outside and I've forgot my umbrella, so I cannot return home.

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