【N4】~なくてもいいです/~nakutemo ii desu/need not

~なくてもいいです: need not

 How to make” need not ..” in Japanese.

    • ・ Meaning :need not
    • ・ JLPT Level: N4
    • ・ Category: grammar

You can use “~なくてもいい ” when you want to say “need not to do something”.

Verb negative stem ( drop “i”) + ku te mo ii = don’t have to do somethings

The patterns is below:

Negative form + (dropい)くてもいい


verb short form negative, drop い, add くてもいいです いかなくてもいいです
いadjective やすくなくてもいいです
なadjective きれいじゃなくてもいいです
noun ごうかくじゃなくてもいいです

 Examples of sentence

You don’t have to came to school.

You don’t have to work too much.

It does not need to be Japanese.

Keep up with your studies!

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