The structure じゃないか (
janaika) is a negative interrogative form and means
It is preceded by nouns, adjectives and verbs.
In this post we learn more about the meaning of じゃないか, how it is formed and when じゃないか is used through real example sentences.
How and when to use じゃないか
This structure is used to express emotions such as surprise at something unexpected, but also blame and anger depending on the situation.
With this form you also ask your interlocutor for confirmation of what you are saying.
It is true, isn't it? Right?
It's fine, isn't it?,
It doesn't matter if you're wrong.
How じゃないか is formed
じゃないか is formed:
- by じゃない or ではない, negative forms of the
- and by the interrogative particle か
ではないか is more formal than じゃないか.
不景気 refers to
crisis and 影響 means
This is the recession’s effect, isn't it?
高い Adjective in い, means
This restaurant is expensive, isn't it?
素敵な Adjective in な means
Title of a CD by The Beach Boys: 『Wouldn't It Be Nice』
Wouldn't it be nice?
Isn't that enough?
You did all the cooking by yourself, didn't you?
With adjectives ending in い and verbs we often find the form んじゃないか.
It's a nasty wind, isn't there a typhoon coming?
The way he spoke made me think he was a doctor.
Volitive / exhortative form and じゃないか
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Examples of じゃないか
I can't get through on the phone at all. Perhaps the number is wrong.
Isn't it the opposite?
You broke your computer.
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