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Decoded Slug: い-Adjective く ないます (i-Adjective ku naimasu)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
い-Adjective く ないます (i-Adjective ku naimasu)

い-Adjective く ないます (i-Adjective ku naimasu)

Short explanation:

Change an い-adjective into a negative polite form.


い-Adjective (remove い) + くない + ます


Kono piza wa oishiku nai desu.
This pizza is not delicious.
Kono heya wa hiroku nai desu.
This room is not spacious.
Kare no iken wa omoshiroku nai desu.
His opinion is not interesting.
Sono eiga wa tanoshiku nai desu.
That movie is not enjoyable.

Long explanation:

To make the negative polite form of an い-adjective, you need to remove the final い (i) and add くない (ku nai), then attach ます (masu) to create the polite negative form くないます (ku naimasu). This grammar point is used to make a negative statement or denial in a polite manner.

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