Japanese まい grammar mai

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Let’s learn Japanese まい grammar mai :

Formation :

Meaning and how to use :

Expressing the speaker’s speculation that implies “probably not”.

Examples:

この悲しさは彼らには分かるまい。
Kono kanashisa wa karera ni wa wakarumai.
They probably can’t understand this sadness.

あの話を語ると誰でも信じてくれるまい。
Ano hanashi wo kataru to daredemo shinjite kurerumai.
If I tell that story, no one will believe me.

彼の苦労さが分かる人がいるまい。
Kare no kurousa ga wakaru hito ga iru mai.
Perhaps there isn’t anyone understanding his suffering.

私の痛みを同感する人がいるまい。
Watashi no itami wo doukan suru hito ga iru mai.
Perhaps no one sympathizes with my pain.

親は賛成するまい。
Oya wa sansei surumai.
Parents probably won’t agree.

Note: People rarely use this structure when speaking but it can be use when quoting with 「ないだろう」 . This structure is used when writing, having a formal tone.

above is Japanese grammar まい. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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