don’t have to:【verb なform + くてもいいです】

sentence pattern
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On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar for ‘do not have to’.

Prerequisite

You need Verb なForm for this sentence pattern.

Sentence pattern

don’t have to + verb

verb なform + くてもいいです

Example

I don’t have to go to school next week.

私は来週学校に行かなくてもいいです

Note

You don’t have to translate ‘you’ if it is the subject of a sentence.

You is あなた in Japanese.
Example

You don’t have to eat fish.

あなたは魚を食べなくてもいいです。

Review

Task: Change into Japanese.

  • I don’t have to work.
  • I don’t have to do homework tonight.
  • You don’t have to eat fish.
  • You don’t have to speak.

Answer