Decoded Slug: Verb ないものだろうか (Verb nai mono darou ka)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ないものだろうか (Verb nai mono darou ka)

Verb ないものだろうか (Verb nai mono darou ka)

Short explanation:

Expressing the desire or inquisition; 'Can't I/you/we', 'Shouldn't I/you/we'.


Verb-casual + ないものだろうか


Motto jikan ga areba, koko ni kuru nai mono darou ka.
If I had more time, wouldn't it be possible to come here?
Kanojo ni motto yoku setsumei sureba, rikai shinai mono darou ka.
If I explain better to her, wouldn't she understand?
Kono mondai wo kaiketsu suru houhou ga aru nai mono darou ka.
Is there not a way to solve this problem?
Jibun no machigai o mitomenai mono darou ka.
Can't I admit my own mistakes?

Long explanation:

This grammar point is used when the speaker expresses the hope, wish, or wonder if an action could be possible. Generally, it creates the nuance of 'Can't I?' or 'Is it not possible?' in English.

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