JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

() (nashi

  1. nothing
  2. (colloquial) bad, unacceptable

SuffixEdit

() (-nashi

  1. -less, without ..., not having or not being that thing
    ルールなし
    rūru nashi
    no rules
    ()(にん)(くち)なし
    Shinin ni kuchi nashi.
    Dead men tell no tales.
    (literally, “Dead men have no mouths.”)
    西(せい)()戦線(せんせん)()(じょう)なし
    “Seibu Sensen Ijō Nashi
    "There are no abnormalities on the Western Front" (the Japanese title of All Quiet on the Western Front)

Usage notesEdit

This term is often spelled in hiragana. The kanji spelling is rarely seen.