駄目

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Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 1
jūbakoyomi

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Adjectival noun[edit]

駄目 (-na inflection, hiragana だめ, katakana ダメ, rōmaji dame)

  1. no good; useless; hopeless
    ダメ (ひと)ダメ (にん) (げん)
    dame na hito/dame ningen
    hopeless person (scatterbrained, incapable, etc.)
    • 2014 July 9, Sorachi, Hideaki, “だい四百八十七くん しょうめいしゃしんげんじつきびしさをしょうめいするもの [Lesson 487: ID photos are identifiable proof of harsh reality]”, in ぎんたま [Silver Soul], volume 55 (fiction), Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN:
      これだけ () (ごと) (さが) (まわ)ってもダメのは ひょっとして () (れき) (しょ) (しゃ) (しん) (うつ)りがダメなのかと (おも)ってな  () (ごと) (さが) (まえ)にまずいい (しょう) (めい) (しゃ) (しん) () (さが) (こと)にした
      Kore dake shigoto o sagashimawatte mo dame no wa hyotto shite rirekisho no shashin'utsuri ga dame na no ka to omotte na shigoto o sagasu mae ni mazu ii shōmei shashinki o sagasu koto ni shita
      My job-hunting has been nothing but sucky. I think it could be because my resume photos are kinda sucky. So I figure I should go good-ID-photo-booth-hunting first and foremost before job-hunting.
      まずその (かんが) (かた)ダメだろ
      Mazu sono kangaekata ga dame daro
      That line of thought you have first and foremost really sucks
  2. inadvisable; not to be done
    ダメ!
    Dame!
    No!
     (さわ)っちゃダメだよ。
    Sawatcha dame da yo.
    You mustn't touch it.
    (literally, “Touching it is not advisable.”)

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  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN