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thesuker

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Im reading a graded reader (JLPT N5-N4) and Ive come across the following expresion:それではだめです.
The context is a man asking a woman for money to cross the river in his boat, she says she doesnt have money, and he answers そうですか。それではだめです。
 

lanthas

 
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"With that (situation), it won't work"
i.e.
"As you can't pay me, I won't take you across the river"
 
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