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Does Yattenai mean didn't do or don't want? 2015/2/10 23:31
I was wondering what is the meaning of Yattenai. Is it 'I didn't do', or 'I don't want to'?
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Re: Does Yattenai mean didn't do or don't want? 2015/2/11 08:32
Yattenai: Is 'I didn't do it'.
Yaritakunai: Is 'I don't want to'
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Re: Does Yattenai mean didn't do or don't want? 2015/2/11 08:57
"did not do it" - "Yatte(i)nai"

"do not do it" - "Yaranai" or "yarimasen"
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Re: Does Yattenai mean didn't do or don't want? 2015/2/11 18:28
It depends on the context.

Did you kill that man?
Yattenai. (No, I didn't.)

Do you kill people?
Yattenai. (No, I don't do that, so I don't want to.)
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Re: Does Yattenai mean didn't do or don't want? 2015/2/15 23:46
Hi there.

It means "didn't do it".
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