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Decoded Slug: Verb の ない Noun (~ no nai ~)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb の ない Noun (~ no nai ~)

Verb の ない Noun (~ no nai ~)

Short explanation:

Used to modify a noun with a negative verb form; 'Noun where verb does not happen'.


Verb in negative form + の + Noun


Warai no nai jinsei wa, tsumaranai.
A life without laughter is boring.
Mizu no nai basho ni wa, hito wa sumenai.
People cannot live in a place without water.
Kotoba no nai sekai wa, souzou suru no ga muzukashii.
It's hard to imagine a world without words.
Ai no nai kekkon wa, nagatsudzuki shinai.
A marriage without love will not last.

Long explanation:

The grammar point VerbのないNoun is used to modify a noun with a negative verb form. The verb in its negative form is used directly before the noun to describe a specific characteristic about the noun, typically indicating the absence of the action in the verb. Translated in English, it means 'Noun where verb does not happen'.

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