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Vte, (te-form verb + contrastative ha wa)
Don't die! (Lit: Your dying would be terrible)
Don't die! (Lit: your dying would be terrible)
#855 Author: Amatuka
Dropping (this) would be unwise.
#856 Author: Amatuka
Well (Let's stop here),
see you next week!
#8605 Author: DrJones
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I guess this just means "doing (this) would be..." The two examples given (だめ、まずい）are negative. Can this be used positively? 例：行っては素晴らしい。 行っちゃ素晴らしい。
I read somewhere that the te form is considered a noun. I find that a useful thing to keep in mind in cases like this ては...
I'm sorry, but what is the exact usage of this phrasing?
Note this form shortens in a similar way to てしまう。 ては→ちゃ では→じゃ
Formed from te-form verb + ha (wa) Vte = te-form verb
The first sentence is the same as 死んではいけない/ならい: You must not die!
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