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無きゃいけない, 無くてはいけない

Kana Reading
なきゃいけない, なくてはいけない
Romaji
nakyaikenai, nakutehaikenai
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
    Meaning
    cannot do without something; indispensable; absolutely necessary
    Example sentence
    会社入ると、自分望む望まざるとにかかわらず会社ために働かなくてはいけない Once you enter a company, you have to work for the company, whether you want to or not.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    (after negative base of verb) have to do
    Example sentence
    ウチ分煙なきゃいけないよねぇ。 We'll also have to create a separate smoking section, won't we?

Examples of 無きゃいけない, 無くてはいけない, なきゃいけない, なくてはいけない in a sentence


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