I've stumbled upon a sentence in a Japanese novel, and I am looking for help from someone who can explain to me the function of "モンねぇ" in this particular sentence.


So I believe the sentence would translate to something akin to:

It's scary if we get advice from the director!

I think モン = もん which could also = もの and I believe it has various different meanings or grammatical functions depending on the context. I also know ねぇ = ない.

However, putting this all together I'm still having a hard time understanding what モンねぇ is doing in the sentence. How does モンねぇ affect the sentence?

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Your translation, for some reason, does not reflect your grammatical understanding of the expression. You stated:

" I also know ねぇ = ない.",

which is correct, but your TL is:

"It's scary if we get advice from the director!"

Why "It's scary" when ねぇ means ない? Where did the negative ねぇ go?


「怖{こわ}いモンねぇ」 means "there is nothing to fear".

You translated the sentence the opposite way. My own would be:

"If we could get advice from the director, we would have nothing to fear/to be afraid of, would we?"

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