しょうがない

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Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • [ɕoːganai]

Adjective[edit]

しょうがない (romaji shōganai)

  1. (of a task or probability) of no use, impossible; hopeless, doomed, screwed
    今回はあきらめな。しょうがないよ。
    Give up on this one. It's no use.
  2. (of an event) unavoidable, inevitable
    男の子のいたずらはしょうがない
    The mischief of young men is unavoidable. / Boys will be boys.
  3. (of a person) impossible or difficult (to deal with)
    あの子はしょうがない子だ。
    That kid's an impossible one.

Adverb[edit]

  1. too, simply, so; impossibly, overwhelmingly
    今日は寒くてしょうがない
    It's just too cold today.
    ぼくは今日は馬鹿な考えばかり浮かんでしょうがない
    I am so full of foolish ideas today.

Interjection[edit]

  1. oh well
  2. that's life