Tag: 〜てはだめだ

  • Don’t say it with ~てはだめだ

    Grammar Explanation

    ご注文はうさぎですか? » Volume 1 » Page 54

    Syaro gives a vague account of her first meeting Rize, as the truth is too embarassing for her. When Cocoa misunderstands the event, Rize prepares to tell what really happened.

    シャロ:
    「あっ()っちゃだめです!」
    “Ah, don’t say it!”

    Note that ちゃ is a casual spoken variation of ては.

  • Don’t be found ~てはだめだ

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    ご注文はうさぎですか? » Volume 1 » Page 72

    While telling ghost stories at night, Rize relays the tale from her childhood, of a frightened servant walking home one night. Rize says the culprit was her, practicing sneaking around and crawling through the bushes.

    バラしちゃだめじゃん!!」
    Don’t be found!!”

    Note that じゃん is a short form of じゃない, the negative of だ.

  • Don’t leave your vegetables ~てはだめだ

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    During breakfast, Cocoa sees Chino avoiding the vegetable on her plate.

    ココア:
    「あっ チノちゃんアスパラ(のこ)ちゃだめだよ」
    “Ah, Chino, you mustn’t leave your asparagus.”
  • Don’t grow bigger with ~てはだめだ

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    On the topic of Chino outgrowing Cocoa, Cocoa is fine with it until she learns Chino won’t be like a doting big sister to her.

    ココア:
    「チノちゃんは(おお)きくなっちゃだめ!」
    “You mustn’t become bigger.”

    Note that だ has been dropped from the expression here.

  • Must not do with ~てはだめだ

    Saying one must not perform an action is conveyed by a verb in its て form, the particle は, and the adjective だめ (“cannot”, “must not”, “not allowed”), ending in だ.

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