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It doesn't matter if A is done

  1. It doesn't matter if A is done
  2. Doesn't matter if A (isn't done); don't mind if A (isn't done)
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ここ  タバコをって        
You can smoke here.
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 かりを            
Do you mind if I turn off the light?
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I don't care if it snows.
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Don't worry about making mistakes.
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ステレオ      かまわない かい  
Mind if I play the stereo?
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エアコン             
Do you mind if I turn off the AC?
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 たばこ      かまいませんか   ええ  どうぞ  
"Do you mind if I smoke?" "No, I don't mind at all."
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タバコ             
It's no problem if you smoke.

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AVerb: て-form
 
Aい-adjective -い くて
 
Aな-adjective
 
ANoun
 
 
かまわない
Basic Examples:
みてかまわない (it doesn't matter if you see)

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Doesn't matter if A (isn't done); don't mind if A (isn't done)

  1. It doesn't matter if A is done
  2. Doesn't matter if A (isn't done); don't mind if A (isn't done)
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      みたいだ から                  
It looks like it won't rain, so it won't matter if I don't bring my umbrella.
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      だから               でしょう  
There's a practice game tomorrow, so it doesn't matter if we don't try hard today, right?
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It doesn't matter whether he agrees or not.
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It's not a problem if you don't participate in the meeting.
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この     ノート              
It doesn't matter if you don't take notes in this class.

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Construction
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AVerb: ない form -い くて
 
Aい-adjective -い なくて
 
Aな-adjective じゃなくて
 
ANoun じゃなくて
 
 
かまわない
Basic Examples:
よまなくてかまわない (it doesn't matter if you don't read)

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While なくてもわない is similar in meaning to なくてもい, rather than having the meaning [Don't have to A; don't need to A] it's more of a [don't mind if A; don't care if A].

Actually, I just did a search and it seems you have another page for てもわない which is virtually the same thing as this one except that this is in the negative. Both mean the same thing as far as I know.
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13 years ago
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Ooh - that would be a good idea to combine the two. I'll get to that. I've also updated the definition slightly.

ところで、もしこのやすがあったら、してくれませか?
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13 years ago
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I guess you've combined them by now, but it seems like both or the meanings on this page are the same? Or at least the examples are. One definition is negative, and one is affirmative, but both of their examples are using negative verbs.

....Oh, and I just noticed that the *English* definitions are on the wrong Japanese constructions! They need to be swapped, I think.
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13 years ago (Edited 13 years ago.)
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Thanks - I updated the definitions and the example sentences!
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13 years ago
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could this possibly be used with adjectives & nouns also??

ex:くてもかまわない it dosent matter if your fat.
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11 years ago
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Yes, will add them!
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11 years ago



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