Random Thoughts 12

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Usage examples

Would not / wouldn’t

Question

Wouldn’t it be ___ if ___?

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was no consumption tax?

消費税がなかったらいいでしょう。

Wouldn’t it be difficult to live only on the national pension?

国民年金だけで生活するのは難しいのではないか。

Wouldn’t it be a shame if English was not taught in schools?

学校で英語が教えられなかったのは残念なことではないでしょうか。


Statements

I wouldn’t ___.

I wouldn’t think of it! / I wouldn’t dream of it!

絶対しません!

I wouldn’t think he would be so stupid as to do that!

彼はそんな馬鹿なことをすると思いません!

I wouldn’t want to trouble you.

いいですか?

[This is a polite way of saying you would be grateful to the person for doing something for you and that you hope iit will not be troublesome for the person to do it.]

I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes.

彼の立場にはなりたくない。


I wouldn’t mind ___.

I wouldn’t mind having a cold beer about now.

今冷たいビールを飲めればいいな。

I wouldn’t mind going myself.

私も行けたらいいな。

[You might say this if you hear someone talking about going somewhere you would also like to go.]

I wouldn’t mind so much if it wasn’t so expensive.

あまり高くなければそんなに気にしません。

[This means the speaker would be happier if it was cheaper.]

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