Japanese かねません grammar kanemasen

Japanese かねません grammar kanemasen
Japanese かねません grammar kanemasen

Let’s learn Japanese かねません grammar kanemasen :

JLPT level : N2

Formation :

Vます(remove ます)+かねません

Meaning and how to use :

Describe the meaning “Possible / at risk ….” Often used to talk about negative cases.

Examples:

手術を受けないと、母の病気は悪くなりかねません。
Shujutsu o uke nai to, haha no byouki ha waruku narikane mase n.
If she doesn’t undergo surgery, your mother’s illness may get worse.

彼女を叱らないことには、彼女は馬鹿なことをし続けかねません。
kanojo o shikara nai koto ni ha, kanojo ha baka na koto o shitsuduke kane mase n.
If you don’t yell at her, she will probably do somethimg stupid again.

お酒を飲んで運転すると事故を起こしかねません。
o sake o non de unten suru to jiko o okoshikane mase n.
If you drink then drive then you’re at higher risk of causing an accident.

彼は最近とても苦しんでいつも死にたいといっています。自殺しかねません。
kare ha saikin totemo kurushin de itsumo shini tai to itte i masu. Jisatsu shikane mase n.
He’s very depressed recently, always saying things like he wants to die. There might even be a chance that he would commit suicide.

こんなに悪い状況で倒産しかねません。
konnani warui joukyou de tousan shikane mase n.
With this dire situation, there might be a chance that we will go bankrupt.

Note: Mostly used in writings.

Related structures :

かもしれない kamoshirenai
恐れがある osoregaaru
ないとはいえない naitohaienai

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