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Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: てはいけない (tewaikenai)

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Meaning: may not, must not

Formation:

Verb-てform + はいけない / はいけません

Example sentences:

図書館では大きい声を出してはいけません。
toshokan dewa ookii koe o dashitewa ikemasen.
You must not speak too loud in the library.

Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: ほうがいい (hou ga ii) – 2

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Meaning: It’d be better to not do something

Formation:

Verb ない form + ほうがいい

Example sentences:

約束を忘れないほうがいい。
yakusoku o wasurenai hougaii.
You’d better not forget your promise.

Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: ほうがいい (hou ga ii) – 1

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Meaning: had better, should, it’d be better to

Formation:

Verb-casual past + ほうがいい
Verb-casual, non-past + ほうがいい

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: てもいい (temoii)

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Meaning: is okay, is alright to, can, may

Formation:

Verb-てform + てもいい
いadjective (remove い)  + てもいい
なadjective + でもいい
Noun + でもいい

Example sentences:

チョコレートを食べてもいいですか?
chokoreeto o tabetemoii desu ka?
May I eat the chocolates?

Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: ませんか (masen ka)

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Meaning: let’s, won’t you, wouldn’t you

Formation:

Verb-polite negative form + ませんか

Example Sentences:

明日東京ディズニーランドに行きませんか?
ashita toukyou dizuniirando ni ikimasen ka?
Won’t you go to Tokyo Disneyland tomorrow?



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