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    • #1391
      Jim
      Participant

      I’m watching JLPT videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df9u4oK_4BE&t=2m30s

      The question is the person shouldn’t take the medicine until next week:

      「いいえ、来週の月曜までは____。」

      He says the answer is  飲んでください but he doesn’t seem to be checking the official answers. It seems like 飲まないで下さい is better, but is it?

    • #1392
      Hitomi Meyer
      Keymaster

      The question is, “先生、もう薬を飲まなくてもいいですか?” ~ てもいいですか is in GenkiI p.152. It means “May I …?” or “Is it okay if I …?” 飲まなくてもいい is negative, so it means “Is it okay if I don’t take the medicine anymore?” The answer starts with いいえ, so the doctor is saying “No. You have to take the medicine until next week.” まで is “until,” so “いいえ、来週の月曜までは飲んでください。” is the correct answer.

    • #1393
      Jim
      Participant

      Oh, this seems silly now. I definitely got this one wrong before. I wasn’t paying enough attention to the first sentence. Thanks.

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