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富士山に登るのは大変だったが、登らなければできない素晴らしい経験がいくつもできた。

What does the なければできない mean and how is it different than なければならない?

From what I know なければならない means HAVE to do.

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  • It might help... hint: The できる in 登らなければできない have the same meaning as the one in 経験がいくつもできた.
    – Jimmy Yang
    Nov 3 at 4:50
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Please forget ~ないといけない and ~なければならない for now. なければできない is totally different from them. なければできない is not a special construction, so you can just read it word by word. 体験をする means "to have an experience", and 体験ができる means "can have an experience".

  • 登らなければできない体験 an experience you cannot have if you don't climb it
    • 登らなければ if you do not climb
    • できない体験 experience you cannot have
      • できない cannot (have)
      • 体験 an experience

富士山に登るのは大変だったが、《登らなければできない素晴らしい経験》がいくつもできた。

Climbing Mt. Fuji was tough, but I was able to have many 《great experiences that I could not have had if I hadn't climbed it》.

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