Chinese Grammar: Expressing "necessary" and "unavoidable" with 少不了
Something that you just cannot do without it? That’s absolutely necessary? Just like if you guys want to learn fluent Chinese, you can’t make it happen without Ninchanese! Cool, there’s, of course, a colloquial expression you need to know about: 少不了. Let’s see how to express “unavoidable” and “necessary” in Chinese with 少不了
Show what can’t be avoided with 少不了
少不了 is used to indicate the conditions absolutely required, what can’t be done without. Its presence indicates something won’t happen without another thing happening. In that sense, 少不了 conveys the notion that something is unavoidable.
Usually, you’ll want to include a certain context before 少不了 and describe the result, that’s to say what’s unavoidable, right after it.
Share consequences with 少不了
少不了 can also be used to express consequences, or what resulted from something else. It’s quite useful, you’ll see, to say “due to A, B happened”. Due to all the catnip Nincha ate, 少不了, he fell asleep and missed Yocha’s Taiqi class.
Usually, in this situation, the speaker uses their own experience to make a comment or pass judgement. 少不了 is often followed by 又 to stress that the situation is not an accident, it has or could have happened a lot of times.
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