なくてもすむ ([なくてもすむ] )(nakutemosumu)
Meaning: Don't have to 〜 (and are happy because of it) なくてもいい
Example: Above anything, employees are happy for not having to ride on overcrowded trains.
JLPT Level: 0
[ Edit This Grammar Entry ]
| Notes: |
|Also can appear as なくてすむ。|
Has the nuance that the thing you don't have to do is something you don't want to do in the first place, and by being able to avoid it, you're happy because of it.
[ Add Note(s) ]
| Examples: |
|Note: visit WWWJDIC to lookup any unknown words found in the example(s)...|
Alternatively, view this page on
Help JGram by picking and editing examples!!
| See Also: |
[ Add a See Also ]
| Comments: |
|TMac||Taken from Book 3 (Week 9, Day 2) of the Jet Translation and Interpretation Course for 2008-2009.|| |
|Radish||Remember that this can also be translated as "...and it's good that..."|
See Unicom N2 Dokkai, pg 20. The reason "sumu" works this way is because the Chinese character's (original) meaning is "to relieve.".
|Add Entry to Your Study List|
Choose the priority of studying you want to assign to this item from the drop-down select list
and then hit the save button. This will be used for sorting your personal study list.
If you wish to delete an entry that's already in your list, just set the difficulty to '0'
JGram.org (cc) some rights reserved | Illustrations copyright © dadako.com