7.7. Negative forms
7.7.1. Negative forms of verbs
First of all, I would like to explain the difference between verbs and adjectives in Japanese. You have learned that Japanese adjectives have inflection like verbs, but their ways of inflection are quite different; nonpast-form verbs end with...
Negation, or the basic negative form, in the Japanese language is created by placing the verbal adjective ない (nai) after the mizenkei conjugation of the verb. In the colloquial language ない (nai) after a verb is often abbreviated to ん (n).
雨が降らない。 (Ame ga furanai.
It isn’t raining.