Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 7: 7/17
べからず べからず do not, must not, should not, cannot (べからざる)
Structure
Verb + べから
Exceptions:
する(1) + べから

Verb + べからざる + Noun
which is generally limited to:
許すべからざる + Noun
ありうべからざる + Noun
欠くべからざる + Noun

(1) する
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Part of Speech
Word Type
Register Formal
使用域 敬語
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  • Aべからず is an old-fashioned written expression used to strongly forbid something. Usually appears on signboards and the like, though in modern Japanese it is generally replaced with 禁止、な、てはいけない、てはならない.
  • べからざる is the noun modifying form, meaning "cannot" or "should not". Generally limited to few set expressions like 許すべからざる、ありうべからざる、欠くべからざる. Rarely used.
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公園(こうえん)の看板(かんばん)》芝生(しばふ)にゴミ捨(す)てるべからず
A signboard at the park: “Do not dump rubbish on the lawn”
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