ならない

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Adjective[edit]

ならない (-i inflection, romaji naranai)

  1. illegal, forbidden, prohibited, not allowed (something that is not permitted to be done)
  2. it’s bad if...
     (かれ) (ころ)してはならないこと。
    kare o koroshite wa naranai koto.
    Do not kill him. (I’m not allowed to kill him)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This sense is similar to いけない. してはならないこと is something you’re not allowed to do, and してはいけないこと is something that you shouldn’t do because it brings about an unwanted result.

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