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I came across the word 返さねば. What does the さねば part mean?

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    " V+ねば(ならない)" is the same meaning as " V+なければ(ならない)”.
    Group 1: - a ねばならない. e.g., かえる → かえらねばならない、いく→ いかねばならない。
    group 2: - ねばならない. たべる to eat → たべねばならない、おきる to wake up → おきねばならない.
    sometimes, " V ねばならない" is shortened into " Vねば".

     

    Let me give you addtional comment=)

    You can make ねばform by putting ない away from negative dictionary form and put ねばinstead.

    買わ・ない→買わねば  座ら・ない→座らねば  売ら・ない→売らねば  乗ら・ない→乗らねば
    待た・ない→待たねば  聞か・ない→聞かねば  話さ・ない→話さねば  遊ば・ない→遊ばねば
    見・ない→見ねば  食べ・ない→食べねば 

    などなど。。。

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