Needs

Authored by: Naomi H. McGloin , Mutsuko Endo Hudson , Fumiko Nazikian , Tomomi Kakegawa

Modern Japanese Grammar

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415571999
eBook ISBN: 9780203856628
Adobe ISBN: 9781135151393

10.4324/9780203856628.ch52

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Abstract

In Japanese you can express needs or lack of needs with the verb iru ‘to need,’ the nominal adjective hitsuyoo na ‘necessary’ or with an expression such as V-nakereba naranai ‘need to, have to.’

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