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<< naka, ue, shita, etc. | nakerebanaranai >>

なければなりません [なければなりません] (nakereba narimasen)
    Meaning: must ____; really should _____; it won't do if you don't ____.
    Example: You must use the large envelope.
    JLPT Level: 3
    Author: american57

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Use conditional negative verb "ba" form + "narimasen" (or "naranai" for informal/written). The Japanese is a double negative: "It will not do if you do not _____." Tends to be translated as "must _____" but is maybe not always that strong. A relative of "-te ha ikemasen."

Tebukuro wo motte konakereba naranai. You must bring gloves.


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ex #8651   野菜を食べなければなりません 
You must eat your vegetables.  
ex #8652   お店で卵を買わなければなりません。なければなりません 
I have to buy eggs at the store. なければなりません  

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