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JLPT N2
Edit  Amatuka
〜て は
Meaning
Vte, (te-form verb + contrastative ha wa)
Don't die! (Lit: Your dying would be terrible)
Edit  Amatuka
Formation
See also
Phrases
しんじゃ、ダメ!
Don't die! (Lit: your dying would be terrible)
Edit  #855 Amatuka
おとしてはまずい。
Dropping (this) would be unwise.
Edit  #856 Amatuka
じゃ、またらいしゅう!
Well (Let's stop here), see you next week!
Edit  #8605 DrJones
Discussion and comments
Note this form shortens in a similar way to てしまう。
ては→ちゃ
では→じゃ
Amatuka
Formed from te-form verb + ha (wa)

Vte = te-form verb
Amatuka
The first sentence is the same as 死んではいけない/ならい:
You must not die!
anon
I'm sorry, but what is the exact usage of this phrasing?
anon
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...
yookoso
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。
ljfurlong