I'm translating a song and came across this line:


At first I thought it was:

感じる in negative te-form + しまう in conditional ば form + いい

But I think there's something wrong or something I'm ignoring. If I rewrite the sentence the way I think it is, it would be like:

感じる ---> 感じなくて 

~てしまえば ---> ~ ちゃえば


So my guess would be :


Why is there a 'なっ' before 'ちやえば'?


As you noticed, if that were the 感じる in negative te-form, it would be 感じなくて as opposed to 感じなくな. That's why in reality it's 感じる + なくなる in te-form. Note that なくなる is the adverbial form of ない + なる.

感じる ---> 感じ

なくなる ---> なくなって 

~てしまえば ---> ~ ちゃえば


  • Thanks! Just one final question: Verb + なくなる means 'to stop doing Verb'?
    – Chrollo
    Nov 8 '18 at 17:46
  • @Chrollo It's more like to become not something, so in this case it would be similar to to lose feeling. – Ringil 5 mins ago
    – Ringil
    Nov 8 '18 at 18:16

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