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JLPT N2 Grammar: てならない (te naranai)

てならない (te naranai)

Meaning: very; extremely

How to use the:
Verb-てform + ならない
いadj (-い) + くてならない
なadj + でならない

Describe a state in which there is an emotion, a feeling that naturally arises without control. Many of those are cases that describe restraint, even if you want to control it, can’t control it, so your affection level is also very high.

Example sentences:
1, 将来がどうなるか、不安でならない。
Shōrai ga dō naru ka, fuande naranai.
Very worried, do not know what the future will be like?

2, 子供のころニンジンを食べるのがいやでならなかった。
Kodomo no koro ninjin o taberu no ga iyade naranakatta.
When was little, I hate eating carrots

3, 昨日の英語の試験の結果が気になってならない。
Kinō no eigo no shiken no kekka ga ki ni natte naranai.
I was very concerned about the result of my English test yesterday

4, ぼくはなんできみを知ってるような気がしてならないんだろう?
boku wa nande kimi o shitteru you na ki ga shite naranain darou.
Why the hell should I feel like I know you?