Decoded Slug: ~ものではない (〜mono dewa nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ものではない (〜mono dewa nai)

~ものではない (〜mono dewa nai)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'not (something) to be done', 'should not', 'must not'.


Verb-てform + ものではない


Sonna koto wo iu mono dewa arimasen.
You should not say such a thing.
Koukyou no ba de oogoe wo dasu mono dewa nai.
You should not raise your voice in public places.
Kare no himitsu wo hoka no hito ni oshieru mono dewa arimasen.
You should not tell his secret to other people.
Anzen na basho de wa asonde ii ga, kiken na tokoro de asobu mono dewa nai.
It's okay to play in safe places, but you should not play in dangerous places.

Long explanation:

The ~ものではない grammar point is used to indicate something should not or must not be done. It expresses a strong negative suggestion or prohibition, and is often used in formal speech or writing.

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