Tag: 〜てはだめだ

  • Don’t say it with ~てはだめだ

    Grammar Explanation

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    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.

    “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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    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.

    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.

    「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.

    “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.