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Grammar detail: ぬ negative

ぬ negative - classical negative form
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verb negative stem
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is a classical form of the negative. It's still used today, although sounds somewhat archaic.
Examples:
できる できぬ
かぬ
わる
わらぬ
There are a couple of irregular forms:
する せぬ
くる こぬ
For example:
かのじょ
彼女
ふたた
こきょう
故郷
かえ
らぬ
うんめい
運命
あった
She was never to see her home again.
よそう
予想
すんぶん
寸分
ちが
わぬ
くらい
あた
った

His expectations hit the mark exactly.
かれ
よき
予期
せぬ
しょうがい
障害
であ
出会
った

He met an unexpected obstacle.
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See also:
  • verb stem + ぬ - completely finish

Kanji used in this grammar

コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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シュウ   end   おわる to come to an end   おえる to bring to an end   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
1
サイ   サ   ふたた again   
4
コ   strike   ゆえ reason; deceased   
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キョウ   ゴウ   hometown
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キ   かえ to return   かえ to send back, give back   
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ウン   carry; luck   はこ to carry   
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メイ   ミョウ    fate, life   いのち life   
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ヨ    previously, in advance   
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ソウ   ソ    idea, thought   
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3
スン   inch
5
ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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イ   different   ちが to be different   ちがえる to change, alter, vary   
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3
トウ   あてる    あたる to hit   
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キ   ゴ    period of time   
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ショウ   さわ to hinder, hamper   
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ガイ    damaged, injured   
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3
シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
1
カイ   エ   あ to meet   
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