ことはない ([ことはない] )(koto ha nai)
Meaning: no need to 〜しなくても いい
Example: There's no need to be insulting, you know!
JLPT Level: 2
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|Kaens||I'd rather define this as (verb/inf.)ことはない, the meaning being the simple verb->gerund conversion + negation and thus referring to koto|| |
|Miki||#5820 文字化け？ I guess 時間は十分あるから急ぐことはない。 十分 here can be read as じゅうぶんenough or じゅっぷん 10 minutes.|| |
|Cleber||Is it [必要とする] the opposite expression to [ことはない ]??|| |
|karamu san||I have also seen the expression: (verb/inf.)必要はない used to mean the same thing. Is there a difference nuance between these, or one preferred over another?|| |
|tigert||Is this right? Shouldn`t it be 〜ことではない|
〜ことはない means that thing isn`t or doesn`t exist but ではない means its not that kind of thing.
I don`t think I have heard a native speaker use ことはない
jyubun can also mean enough or sufficent. so #5820 could be translated as
because there is sufficent time, there is no need to hurry.
|corbettgreg||I hear this grammar pattern used by native speakers all the time. I'd say it's the number one way to say there's no need/it's not necessary.|| |
|herinapotter||「必要はない」and「ことはない」have the same meaning.|| |
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