Tuesday, July 16, 2019

~ku wa nai ~くはない

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In Japanese, ~ku wa nai ~くはない is the adverbial form of an i-adjective, plus the wa は particle, plus the negative auxiliary nai ない. Or it might be kuwanai 食わない, "won't eat."

Basically, ~ku wa nai is used to affirm something "is not" a given adjective.
  • warui?

    Is [it] bad?
  • waruku wa nai kedo..
    くはないけど・・・
    Bad, [it] is not but...

See ~ku wa ~くは for details about the grammar.

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