Japanese grammar なんか…ない nanka…nai

Japanese grammar なんか…ない nanka…nai

Let’s learn Japanese grammar なんか…ない nanka…nai :

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

N/ Vる なんか… ない form

Meaning and how to use :

Show nagative meaning, the noun before なんか offen have something bad, unexpected or not wanted

For example

あの人もう一度会うなんかしたくない。
Ano hito mouichido au nanka shi taku nai.
I don’t want to face that man anymore.

彼女の情報なんか聞かないので、言わないでください。
kanojo no jouhou nanka kika nai node, iwa nai de kudasai.
I didn’t ask for her information, so don’t tell me.

この店で物なんか買わないよ。質がよくなくて、高いです。
kono mise de mono nanka kawa nai yo. Shitsu ga yoku naku te, takai desu.
I won’t by goods in this store. It’s both low quality and expensive.

ペットなんか絶対に飼わない。
petto nanka zettai ni kawa nai.
I determined not keep pet

この宿題なんか難しくないよ。簡単にできる。
kono shukudai nanka muzukashiku nai yo. Kantan ni dekiru.
This excercise isn’t difficult. It’s easy to do.

Note :this is rough speaking of “など…ない”, used in spoken language.

Related structures :

なんか nanka
かなんか kananka
~たりなんかして ~tarinannkashite
なんかない nankanai
なんか…ものか nanka…monoka
やなんか yananka

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