〜ては [〜て は] (teha)
Meaning: Vte, (te-form verb + contrastative ha wa)
Example: Don't die! (Lit: Your dying would be terrible)
JLPT Level: 2
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- shimau (Note different meaning, but similar slang/short forms of てしまう to ては.) [Amatuka]
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|Amatuka||Note this form shortens in a similar way to てしまう。|
|Amatuka||Formed from te-form verb + ha (wa)|
Vte = te-form verb
|anon||The first sentence is the same as 死んではいけない/ならい:|
You must not die!
|anon||I'm sorry, but what is the exact usage of this phrasing? || |
|yookoso||I read somewhere that the te form is considered a noun. I find that a useful thing to keep in mind in cases like this ては...|| |
|ljfurlong||I guess this just means "doing (this) would be..." |
The two examples given (だめ、まずい）are negative. Can this be used positively?
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