3 Replies ・ Started by jimmy182 at 2016-07-07 05:21:07 UTC ・ Last reply by yuriynomusume at 2019-02-04 03:58:07 UTC
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is there a different meaning between 見つからない and 見つからぬ?

ぬ can be a suffix just take a verb in its ない form then replace it with ぬ
this expresses complications but if you take the verb 見つかる meaning to find and the ぬ you get 見つからぬ so what dose that mean in English? if you translate 見つからない and 見つからぬ dose the meaning change?

chiko at 2016-07-14 00:59:31 UTC

I thought the ending -ぬ is an old expression or from some dialect

Fubuki at 2016-07-29 18:26:40 UTC

As far as I know, there isn´t a real difference in meaning between 見つからない and 見つからぬ . As chiko said, the ending -ぬ is the old negative form of the japanese verbs, as well as -ず. You can search for -ぬ as well as for -ず in the actual jisho dictionary.

The current and modern termination -ません comes from the termination -ませぬ. I have also heard that in some dialects -ない is pronounced as -なん.

By the way, both my english and japanese are in learning progress. However, I hope that helped. 役に立つといいね :)

yuriynomusume at 2019-02-04 03:58:07 UTC

I came across 使えん in manga. This means "useless" from the context and I found that ん is the same as ぬ.

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