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okane ga naku natta kara desu.
I don't understand what naku natta means. I think naku means to cry and natta is the past tense of naru. But thats as far as I can think up. I would definitely appreciate any help. Thanks in advance Mina.
It's exactly like haneko said.
Just by looking at the word in context we are able to tell what it means even without the kanji.
In this context, naku doesn't mean cry. It's the word "naku naru".
Naku comes from the word "nai". If you remember your lessons, i-adjectives that are compounded with the verb "naru" (to become), lose their -i and is replaced with a -ku, thus, "nai" becomes "naku". so literally, just like haneko said, naku naru means "to become non-existent", and is better translated as "to run out of"