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せん is roughly the same as しない. Strictly speaking, せん is not a direct contraction of しない but a contraction of せぬ, which is an equivalent of しない in classical Japanese . せん sounds colloquial but old-fashioned or dialectal at the same time. See: When does ない become ぬ? な is a sentence-end particle. It's a contraction of nothing. ぞっとしない is a set phrase that ...


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