Decoded Slug: ~わけがない (〜wake ga nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~わけがない (〜wake ga nai)

~わけがない (〜wake ga nai)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'there's no way' or 'it's impossible', indicating a high degree of certainty.


Verb-casual + わけがない, い-Adjective + わけがない, な-Adjective + なわけがない, Noun + のわけがない


Kare ga kega wo shita kara, shiai ni kateru wake ga nai.
He got injured, so there's no way he can win the match.
Uso bakari itte iru hito wo, shinjiru wake ga nai.
There's no way I can believe someone who always lies.
Kanojo wa isogashii kara, kono paatii ni kuru wake ga nai.
She is busy, so there's no way she can come to this party.
Kinou wa nete ita kara, sono jiken wo shiru wake ga nai.
I was asleep yesterday, so there's no way I could know about that incident.

Long explanation:

The ~わけがない grammar point is used to express that something is highly unlikely or impossible. It can be translated as 'there's no way' or 'it's impossible' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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