JLPT N2 Grammar (enai)

Meaning

unable to; cannot; it is not possible to~

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)得ない
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Learn Japanese grammar: 【えない】(enai). Meaning: unable to; cannot; it is not possible to~.

To say the opposite, use .


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Example #1

あのひとがけっこんしたってほんとう!?え~!ありえないよ!
ano hito ga kekkon shitatte hontou! ? e~! ari enai yo!
Is it true that he got married? No way! It's not possible!
Example #2

あのまじめなかれがはんにん?そんなことはありえない。
ano majime na kare ga hannin? sonna koto wa ari enai.
You think someone as earnest as him is the culprit? That's unbelievable..
Example #3

じしんがいつくるかなんて、よそくしえないことだ。
jishin ga itsu kuru ka nante, yosoku shi enai kotoda.
It is unpredictable when an earthquake will occur.
Example #4

むからゆうはしょうじえない。
mu kara yuu wa shouji enai.
Nothing can come of nothing.
Example #5

きかいはかんぜんにはじんりきにかわりえない。
kikai wa kanzen ni wa jinriki ni kawari enai.
Machinery cannot completely take the place of human labor.
Example #6

このようなこんなんなしごとは、われわれのちからだけではしょりしえない。
kono youna konnan na shigoto wa, wareware no chikara dake dewa shori shi enai.
These difficult tasks cannot be handled by our own power alone.
Example #7

こんかいはよそくしえないことがおきたけど、みなさんはおちついてください。
konkai wa yosoku shi enai koto ga okita kedo, minasan wa ochitsuite kudasai.
This time something completely unpredictable happened, but everyone please calm down.
Example #8

じしんはいつおこるかよそうしえないから、じぜんにかぞくとのれんらくほうほうやひなんばしょなどをきめておいたほうがいいでしょう。
jishin wa itsu okoru ka yosou shi enai kara, jizen ni kazoku to no renraku houhou ya hinan basho nado o kimete oita hou ga ii deshou.
Since it is impossible to predict when an earthquake will occur, it is better to decide in advance how to contact your family and where to evacuate.

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