• 2019.8.27
  • Comments Off on Defference between -ません(masen) and -ない(nai)

Defference between -ません(masen) and -ない(nai)

スポンサーリンク

When you learn -nai form, you will think how it is different from -masen.

-ません(masen) is the negative form of -ます(masu) . They are used in relatively formal situations.
・Watashi wa ocha wo nomimasu.(affirmative)
・Watashi wa ocha wo nomimasen. (negative)

On the other hand, -ない(nai) is the negative form of the plain/dictionary form of verbs.
These two are used in casual conversations among family members or friends. (They are also used in very formal writings such as theses or novels, though.)
・Asagohan, taberu? (affirmative question)
・Asagohan, tabenai.(negative)

スポンサーリンク

Related post

Comment are closed.
ブログランキング・にほんブログ村へ

Follow me on Twitter

October 2022
M T W T F S S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  
Return Top