ならない

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Japanese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ならない (-i inflection, rōmaji naranai)

  1. negative form of なる.
  2. illegal, forbidden, prohibited, not allowed (something that is not permitted to be done)
  3. (てはならない) it’s bad if...
     (かれ) (ころ)してはならない
    Kare o koroshite wa naranai.
    You must not 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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