The な particle: do not

Command others not to do something

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KanjiVocabularyThe な particle: do not

Kanji

Alcohol, Sake

宿

Inn, Home, Lodge

Topic, Subject

Forget

使

Use, Order, Messenger

Vocabulary

Fire, Flame

Alcohol, Sake

宿題

Homework, Assignment, Pending issue

忘れる

To forget

使う

To use

The な particle: do not

The particle can be used at the end of a plain form of a verb to form a sentence which orders someone not to do something.

This expression is very direct and is often rude to use in formal situations. We will learn how to ask someone more politely not to do something later on.

  • さけむな。
  • Don't drink alcohol.
  • 宿題しゅくだいわすれるな。
  • Don't forget the homework.
  • 使つかうな。
  • Don't use the fire.
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