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~なおす

~なおす

Today’s Grammar Point:  ~なおす

なおす itself is a transitive verb meaning “to mend,” “to correct,” etc. but it can be used after the stem of a verb and ~なおす means “to do ~ again” or “to re do ~.”

For the kanji 直, please see this post.

Connections

  • [verb stem] なおす

Examples

きょうだったからおみくじをなおした。
The lot I drew read “Bad Luck” so I redrew the fortune.

かねかぞなお
to recount the money

掃除そうじをしなお
to clean again

答案とうあんなお
to review the answers

はんあたたなお
to reheat the rice/meal

カバンをなお
to repack the bag

ほんならなお
to rearrange the books

航空券こうくうけんなお
to repurchase one’s air tickets

鉛筆えんぴつけずなお
to shave the pencil again.

いろなお
to recolour, to paint in a different colour

セーターをなお
to re-knit a sweater

いちから英語えいごまななお
to relearn English from scratch

選択科目せんたくかもくえらなお
to reselect elective subjects

作文さくぶんなお
to rewrite the essay

申請書しんせいしょなお
to resubmit the application

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