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Do not hear/ask in Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

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do not hear/ask ใใ‹ใชใ„
How to say “do not hear/ask” in Japanese? “ใใ‹ใชใ„”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “ใใ‹ใชใ„” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on do not hear/ask in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to Remember the Japanese Word:
1. Association: Think of "kika" (่žใ‹) as coming from "kiku" (่žใ), which means to hear or to ask. Adding "nai" (ใชใ„) to verbs typically negates them.
2. Visualization: Visualize plugging your ears ("do not hear") or refusing to ask a question.

– "ใใ‹ใชใ„" (kikanai) is the negative form of the verb "kiku" (่žใ), which means to hear or to ask. By adding "nai" (ใชใ„), it negates the verb, meaning "do not hear" or "do not ask."

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– ใใ‹ใš (kikazu): An older or more formal negative form of "kiku."
– ใใ“ใˆใชใ„ (kikoenai): Specifically "do not hear," emphasizing the inability to hear.
– ใŸใšใญใชใ„ (tazunenai): Specifically "do not ask," using a different verb for asking.

1. Present/Future Tense:
– Negative: ใใ‹ใชใ„ (kikanai) โ€“ Do not hear/ask
– Example: ๅ‹้”ใฎ่ฉฑใ‚’ใใ‹ใชใ„ (Tomodachi no hanashi o kikanai) โ€“ I do not listen to my friend's story.

2. Past Tense:
– Negative: ใใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸ (kikanakatta) โ€“ Did not hear/ask
– Example: ๆ˜จๆ—ฅใฏไฝ•ใ‚‚ใใ‹ใชใ‹ใฃใŸ (Kinล wa nanimo kikanakatta) โ€“ I didn't ask anything yesterday.

3. Te Form:
– Negative: ใใ‹ใชใใฆ (kikanakute) โ€“ Do not/do not ask and…
– Example: ้›ป่ฉฑใŒใใ‹ใชใใฆๅ›ฐใฃใŸ (Denwa ga kikanakute komatta) โ€“ I had trouble because the phone wouldn't work.

4. Potential Form:
– Negative: ใใ‘ใชใ„ (nai) โ€“ Cannot hear/ask
– Example: ใใฎ้ŸณๆฅฝใŒใใ‘ใชใ„ (Sono ongaku ga nai) โ€“ I cannot hear that music.

Examples of Sentences that Use It:
1. ๅผŸใฏ็งใซ่ณชๅ•ใ‚’ใใ‹ใชใ„ (Otลto wa watashi ni sumon o kikanai) โ€“ My younger brother does not ask me questions.
2. ๅฝผใฏใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒใ‚คใ‚นใ‚’ใใ‹ใชใ„ (Kare wa adobaisu o kikanai) โ€“ He does not listen to advice.
3. ๅญไพ›ใŸใกใฏๅคงไบบใฎ่ฉฑใ‚’ใใ‹ใชใ„ (Kodomo-tachi wa otona no hanashi o kikanai) โ€“ The children do not listen to the adults.
4. ใ‚ใชใŸใŒไฝ•ใ‚’่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ‚ใŸใ—ใซใฏใใ‹ใชใ„ (Anata ga nani o itte iru no ka watashi ni wa kikanai) โ€“ I do not hear (understand) what you are saying.

By understanding the root verb "kiku" and its negative form "kikanai," it's easier to comprehend and memorize the word and its usage in various contexts.

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