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仕方がない, 仕方が無い, しかたがない

  • shikataganai
JLPT LEVEL 2

Definition

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), adjective (keiyoushi)

  • it can't be helped
  • it's inevitable
  • it's no use
  • can't stand it
  • being impatient
  • being annoyed

Examples of 仕方がない,仕方が無い,しかたがない in a Sentence

コーヒーが飲みたくて仕方がない
I'm dying for a cup of coffee.
待つより仕方がなかった
There was nothing for it but to wait.
タバコが吸いたくてしかたがなかった
I was aching for a cigarette.
言いつけ従うより仕方がなかった
There was nothing for it but to obey him.
待つより仕方がない
All we can do is to wait for him.
He could do nothing but give up his plan against his will.
仕方がないよ。
There is no choice.
仕方がない困ったことが、何とかうまく乗り切ろう
It can't be helped. Let's make the best of the bad job.
There is no sense in your worrying about your health so much.
待つよりほか仕方がない
All we can do is wait for him.

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