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Old 2014-04-14, 09:35   Link #3743
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Auckland, NZ
The form in use in the first example is しないと which basically means 'unless x'. Yatte minaito wakaranai = If we don't try we won't know.

The second is しなければなりません, meaning 'have to do x'. Ikenakereba narimasen = I have to go.

The trick is understanding all the different contractions or speaking styles and narrowing it down to the root grammar structure.
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