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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     かまいません   
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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         かまわない    
Mind if I play the stereo?
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         かまいません   
Do you mind if I turn off the AC?
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 たばこ                     
"Do you mind if I smoke?" "Eh, go ahead."
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        かまいません   
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:
わない (it doesn't matter if you see)

Related Expressions
でも差し支えない
なくてもいい


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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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                       かまいません  
It looks like it won't rain, so it won't matter if I don't bring my umbrella.
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                   かまわない      
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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          かまいません   
It's not a problem if you don't participate in the meeting.
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この               かまいません  
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:
まなくてわない (it doesn't matter if you don't read)

Related Expressions
でも差し支えない
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Discussion about this grammar
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Level: 1
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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15 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 265
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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15 years ago
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elsiemarley
Level: 1
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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14 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 265
Thanks - I updated the definitions and the example sentences!
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14 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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12 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 265
Yes, will add them!
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12 years ago
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