せねばならない [せねばならない] (seneba naranai)
Meaning: Have to, feel obliged to
Example: Those involved must tell the truth.
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|tigert||せねばならない? I have never heard this. I have heard しなければならない Or しなければいけない which both mean "must" or "have to" |
Is the せねば part of a regional accent? If so what region?
|Auxabois||It looks to me that instead of an appendage to a verb like 食べなくてければなりません, せねばならない becomes the verb. It appears all the exp. sentances have a suru verb minus suru with せねばならない added? So does this only work with suru verbs?|| |
|leviathon||It's a verb stem. I'll add some examples from a text I'm using. If you do a search on twitter it barely registers. Best as input rather than output.|| |
|expandover||here you go how this is used:|
1- verb in the negative form drop the ない and add ねばならない
ex: 行かない drop ない and attach ねばならない to いか, so it becomes いかねばならない which means must go.
2-for せねばならない is added to しない which means do not do by changing し==>せ and dropping ない
ex: 勉強せねばならない which means must study.
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