Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (nuki ni shite / nuki de)

Meaning

without; leaving out; cutting out

How to use

Noun抜きにして(は)
抜きで(は)
抜きに(は)

Learn Japanese grammar: 【ぬきにして】nuki ni shite & 【ぬきで】 (nuki de). Meaning: without; leaving out; cutting out.

This generally follows the pattern “without [A], [B]”. A simple example of this is “Without him, we cannot start the meeting.”

This grammar point can be used for both positive and negative situations:

Negative example:

社長抜きでは会議は始められません。

shachou nuki de wa kaigi wa hajimeraremasen

We cannot start the meeting without the boss.

Positive example:

辞書抜きに、あなたの日本語は上手だよ。

jisho o nuki ni, anata no nihongo wa jouzu dayo

Your Japanese is really good, even without a dictionary.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

ハンバーガーはマスタードぬきでおねがいします。
hanbaaga wa masutaado nuki de onegai shimasu.
No mustard on the hamburger please!
Example #2

じょうだんぬきでまじめにかんがえってください。
joudan nuki de majime ni kangaette kudasai.
Stop joking around and think about it seriously.
Example #3

こんや、しごとのはなしはぬきにしてたのしくのみましょう!
konya, shigoto no hanashi wa nuki ni shite tanoshiku nomimashou!
Tonight, let's not talk about work and just enjoy ourselves!
Example #4

すみません、チーズぬきでおねがいできますか。
sumimasen, chiizu nuki de onegai dekimasu ka.
Excuse me, can I please have mine without cheese?
Example #5

まいかいちこくしてくるし、こんどのパーティーはトムさんぬきでやろうか。
maikai chikoku shitekuru shi, kondo no patii wa tomu-san nuki de yarou ka.
Since he always comes late, let's have the next party without Tom.
Example #6

かのじょぬきでは、このプロジェクトはせいこうしなかっただろう。
kanojo nuki de wa, kono purojekuto wa seikou shinakatta darou.
Without her, this project would likely not have succeeded.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
社長しゃちょうcompany president; boss
会議かいぎmeeting
始まるはじまるto begin; start
辞書じしょdictionary
上手じょうずskilled
マスタードますたーどmustard
お願いしますおねがいしますplease; favor
冗談じょうだん
真面目にまじめにseriously
考えるかんがえるto think; consider
今夜こにゃtonight
飲みましょうのみましょうLet's drink (enjoy ourselves)

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