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でないと as in the conditional phrase. 例:これをやれ。でないと殺す。

例えば、じゃないと?

Never heard of it though. If there is no such thing then is でないと even considered formal in the first place or just neutral if it doesn't have a casual/contracted form?

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    Hi, shoryuu! I've noticed that you add tags like kanji and kanji-choice to almost every question even though you've never asked a question related to kanji. Perhaps you might consider trying to find tags that fit your questions specifically? – snailplane Dec 7 '17 at 15:37
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There is the (Kanto) colloquial form 「でねえと」, but other than that, I don't think we have what you are looking for.

「じゃないと」 is different since it is the contracted form of 「でないと」 and not of 「でないと」.

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  • Thank you. What is the meaning of ではないと though? Can't find any resources on it's uses. If you didn't make this distinction I would have probably thought the word is the same as でないと? – shoryuu Dec 7 '17 at 15:23
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I think that should be しないと though because you used やる, a verb, in the previous sentence, so you need to follow up with another verb.

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  • I think でないと often follows an imperative, actually. Maybe you can think of it as an elliptical form of (そう)でないと, meaning something like 'or else'. – snailplane Dec 7 '17 at 16:51

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