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I am playing a game. I sit in an empty train and character says:

ホント、よく廃線にならねーよな

I don't know what naranēyona should mean.

I am just speculating, that it might mean "Really, It can be abandoned that's okay".

Google translate says it is: "Really, It is often abolished line" Which checks out with what I was thinking, but still don't know, what ならねー means.

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    Checking Google Translate wastes your time and leaves you worse off than if you’d never checked it. – snailboat Apr 23 at 15:58
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ならねー is a very informal, kind of slang-y shift in pronunciation of ならない.

You'll often see diphthong (two-vowel) portions of words flattened into monophthong (single-vowel) variants in informal speech. Additional examples you might encounter:

  • すごい → すげー
  • たかい → たけー
  • わからない → わからねー → わかんねー

The ねー ending seems to be the most common spelling, but depending on the writer, you might also see (in rough order of frequency) ねえ, ねぇ, or ねい.

  • Thank you very much. This now makes sense :) – SkillGG Apr 23 at 18:04

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