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Decoded Slug: Verb ないほうがいい (Verb nai hou ga ii)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ないほうがいい (Verb nai hou ga ii)

Verb ないほうがいい (Verb nai hou ga ii)

Short explanation:

Expresses the idea that it is better not to do something.


Verb-negative form + ほうがいい


Kono kusuri wa nomanai hou ga ii desu.
It's better not to take this medicine.
Isoide iru toki wa, hashiranai hou ga ii.
When you're in a hurry, it's better not to run.
Kare ni himitsu o shiraretakunakereba, hanasanai hou ga ii.
If you don't want him to know your secret, it's better not to tell him.
Ame no hi ni wa, gaishutsu shinai hou ga ii.
It's better not to go out on a rainy day.

Long explanation:

The ないほうがいい grammar point is used to suggest that it's better not to do a certain action. It is formed by taking the negative form of the verb and adding ほうがいい.

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