Negative words in Japanese are formed by conjugation.

Negative words in Japanese are formed by conjugation.

Conjugation is a method of inflicting a verb, nouns or adjectives into different states e.g. talk, talks, talked, talking etc.

In Japanese, transform nouns and adjectives into the negative using じゃない.

Examples

じゃない
It’s not water
元気じゃない
Is not well
じゃない
It’s not a cat

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