やまない (止ま無い・已ま無い) [やまない] (yamanai)
Meaning: not to stop
Example: Kids don't stop seeking their parents' love.
JLPT Level: 1
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|Amatuka||Relevant grammar question & comments #post69249>here (sixth post).|| |
|Amatuka||Formed from verb-te + yamanai. (Note that Vte is usually associated with feelings & desires).|
Vte = Verb, -te connective form.
|bamboo4||This expression is normally used in written Japanese; not conversaitonal Japanese. I think this belong to Class 3.|| |
|dc||class 3 as in sankyuu? it seems more 1-kyuu to me, esp if only used written?|| |
|bamboo4||Sorry, I made a mistake - I meant 1-kyuu.|| |
|blabby||〜てやまない. This is often used with words such as 求める, 希望する, 祈る and 願う.|| |
|kuma||This grammar is indeed for 1kyuu and does not always belog to the written language. If you hold a speech the form "-teyamimasen" 「てやみません」|
It comes from the word「やむ」that means stop. For example you can say 「雨いつごろやむかな」, which corresponds to when you in English want to say "When will it stop raining, I wonder".
A>「あれ、ピアノの音がやんだ。レッスン終わったんだ」Eh? The sound of the piano stopped. The lesson is over.
B> 「そうね」Yes, indeed.
|誠||I think ex #3368 doesn't really belongs to this category, rather it belongs to the verb 「やむ」、although this grammar comes from the word 「やむ」。|| |
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