Japanese Negation

If you're trying to learn Japanese Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Japanese grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Japanese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Japanese Negation

Learning the Japanese Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Japanese negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationJapanese Negation
Negationhitei - 否定
he is not herekare wa koko ni i mase n - 彼はここにいません
that is not my booksore wa watashi no hon de wa ari mase n - それは私の本ではありません
do not enterhairai nai de kudasai - 入らないでください

Notice the structure of the Negation in Japanese.

List of Negation in Japanese

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Japanese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Japanese vocabulary.

English NegationJapanese Negation
I don't speakwatashi wa hanashi mase n - 私は話しません
I don't writewatashi wa kaki mase n - 私は書きません
I don't drivewatashi wa unten shi mase n - 私は運転しません
I don't lovewatashi wa aisi mase n - 私は愛しません
I don't givewatashi wa agemase n - 私はあげません
I don't smilewatashi wa warai mase n - 私は笑いません
I don't takewatashi wa tori mase n - 私は取りません
he doesn't speakkare wa hanashi mase n - 彼は話しません
he doesn't writekare wa kaki mase n - 彼は書きません
he doesn't drivekare wa unten shi mase n - 彼は運転しません
he doesn't lovekare wa aishi mase n - 彼は愛しません
he doesn't givekare wa age mase n - 彼はあげません
he doesn't smilekare wa warai mase n - 彼は笑いません
he doesn't takekare wa tori mase n - 彼は取りません
we don't speakwatashi tachi wa hanashi mase n - 私たちは話しません
we don't writewatashi tachi wa kaki mase n - 私たちは書きません
we don't drivewatashi tachi wa unten shi mase n - 私たちは運転しません
we don't lovewatashi tachi wa aishi mase n - 私たちは愛しません
we don't givewatashi tachi wa age mase n - 私たちはあげません
we don't smilewatashi tachi wa warai mase n - 私たちは笑いません
we don't takewatashi tachi wa tori mase n - 私たちは取りません

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