Learn JLPT N3 Grammar (kesshite~nai)

How to use

決してVerb (ない form)
Noun + ではない
い-adjective + くない
な-adjective + ではない

Learn Japanese grammar: 【けっして~ない】(kesshite~nai). Meaning: never, by no means.

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Example #1

わたしはけっしてゆめをあきらめません。
Watashi wa kesshite yume wo akirame masen.
I’ll never give up on my dream.
Example #2

けっしてあなたはひとりじゃありません。いつでもわたしにそうだんしてくださいね。
Kesshite anata wa hitori jaarimasen. Itsu demo watashi ni soudan shite kudasai ne.
You are never alone. Feel free to talk to me at any time.
Example #3

あのひとがしたことはあぶないですから、みなさんはけっしてまねしないでください。
Ano hito ga shita koto wa abunai desu kara, minasan wa kesshite mane shinaide kudasai.
What that person did is dangerous so please everyone, definitely do not copy them.
Example #4

このへやにはけっしてはいってはいけませんよ。
Kono heya ni wa kesshite haitte wa ikemasen yo.
No matter what you must not enter this room.
Example #5

いまからわたしがはなすことはとてもたいせつですから、けっしてわすれないようにしてくださいね。
Ima kara watashi ga hanasu koto wa totemo taisetsu desu kara, kesshite wasurenai youni shite kudasai ne.
What I'm about to tell you is extremely important, so make sure to not forget.
Example #6

しゃちょうには、けっしてしつれいなことばをいってはいけません。
Shachou ni wa, kesshite shitsurei na kotoba wo itte wa ikemasen.
You must by no means say anything disrespectful to the company president.

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