Number + しか〜ない - Grammar Discussion

no more than, not exceeding, as few as・as little as, only


  • Number + しか + (Verb)[ ない ]

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In this sentence:

  • 2回しか経験していないのに,自信満々だね。
    (You) have experienced (it) no more than twice, and yet (you) are brimming with confidence.

Why is 経験する in the progressive form? The English translation to me suggests past.

@max99x Hey! ていない is often used to describe events or actions that did not happen/take place in the past. This is especially true for events/actions that occurred recently. Here is a great breakdown of the difference between ていません and ませんでした. Cheers!