JLPT N3 Grammar (kirenai)

Meaning

unable to do; too much to finish/complete

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)切れない
kirenai 切れない きれない jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【きれない】(kirenai). Meaning: unable to do; too much to finish/complete.

To instead say “to finish completely”, use instead.


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Example #1

このへやに100にんははいりきれない。
kono heya ni 100 nin wa hairi kirenai.
This room cannot fit 100 people.
Example #2

かれはつかいきれないほどかねがある。
kare wa tsukai kirenai hodo kane ga aru.
He has more money than he can spend.
Example #3

このおさけはつよすぎて、のみきれなかった。
kono osake wa tsuyo sugite, nomi kirena katta.
This liquor is too strong, I couldn't finish drinking it all.
Example #4

いっぱいちゅうもんしないで、ふたりでたべきれないから。
ippai chuumon shinai de, futari de tabe kirenai kara.
Don't order so much, we won't be able to eat it all with just the 2 of us.
Example #5

あしたのテストまでには、すべてのぶんぽうはべんきょうしきれないな。
ashita no tesuto made niwa, subete no bunpou wa benkyou shi kirenai na.
I won't be able to finish studying all of the grammar before tomorrow's test.
Example #6

ごはんのりょうがおおくてたべきれないよ。
gohan no ryou ga ookute tabe kirenai yo.
I can’t finish the rice because there is too much.
Example #7

かぞえきれないほどたくさんほしがひかっている。
kazoe kirenai hodo takusan hoshi ga hikatteiru.
An uncountable number of stars are shinning (in the sky).
Example #8

うちのトイレットペーパーは、ひっこしまでにつかいきれないから、おとなりさんにあげようか。
uchi no toiretto peepaa wa, hikkoshi made ni tsukai kirenai kara, otonari san ni ageyou ka.
We won't be able to finish using all of this toilet paper before we move, so why don't we give it to one of our neighbors?

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