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Grammar detail: verb なくて form + はなりません

verb なくて form + はなりません - have to do
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verb negative stem
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なくて(は)なりません
expresses obligation: 'to have to' do something.
わたし
もう
かなくて
はなりません
I must be going now.
The more informal version is 〜なくてはならない.
もう
かなくて
はならない
I've got to leave soon.
The は is optional - it makes the phrase a little more emphatic.
This construction is essentially a direct alternative to なくてはいけません. いけません might be used for a direct prohibition to an individual, where なりません might be used for a more general rule.
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See also:
  • verb なくて form + はいけません - have to do

Kanji used in this grammar

シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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