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Difference between ~なきゃ and ~なくちゃ

What does いなきゃ mean?

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  • okay i did it. w
    – konan
    Jan 6, 2012 at 23:10
  • ???*************
    – user1016
    Jan 7, 2012 at 0:01
  • You said I must edit my question。ですよね?!
    – konan
    Jan 7, 2012 at 21:11
  • @konan-san, I didn't say that... must have been someone else...
    – user1016
    Jan 8, 2012 at 5:55

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「いなきゃ」 is short for 「いなければ」.

  1. いなきゃ ≒ いなければ ≒ いないのであれば 'If (someone) is not (somewhere)...'

    e.g. 君がいなきゃ、会議が始められないよ。
    We can't begin the meeting without you.

  2. いなきゃ ≒ いなければ ≒ いなければならない '(Someone) has to be (somewhere).'

    e.g. 君がいなきゃ。
    We can't do without you (=You have to be here).

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  • ありがとうございますよ!!!!
    – konan
    Jan 7, 2012 at 21:07
  • lol, どういたしまして!!! (「よ」は要らないね!)
    – user1016
    Jan 8, 2012 at 5:58

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