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lucvileyn

lucvileyn

ikanakute wa ikimasen. Do I understand this well: -nakute is the '-te form' of nai ikanakute wa ikimasen >> I have to go?? Thanks for confirming this and could you give some simple other examples?
2679

2679

Yes, ikanakute wa ikimasen = I have to go. Although, there, more adequate would be to use ikEmasen, instead of ikimasen. Now, let's see, there is a fixed phrase: "~te wa ikemasen/ ~te wa ikenai", which means: "it's no good if...". So here, ikanakute wa ikemasen = it's no good if I don't go => I have to go. There are a few fixed phrases like this for the meaning: "Have to...", and will take a while to master. You just need to practice them more and you'll get the hang of it and even understand them in such a way that you won't bother thinking of the literal meaning anymore. Ganbatte !
lucvileyn

lucvileyn

yes, of course ikEmasen... Thank you for your help. Just finished the dialogues (90) of p japanese 1, 2 & 3 in kanji. Verified by native speakers on the internet. If you want, you can get a copy.
2679

2679

Thank you. I'll go through all the courses, in the kanji transcripts only, from the beginning after I finish the platinum course. Right now I'm focused on what the platinum has to offer.
lucvileyn

lucvileyn

You're welcome. They have been a great help during my travel in Japan. I'm returning next october.

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