仕方が無い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
かた
Grade: 2

Grade: 4

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Etymology[edit]

Phrase composed of 仕方無い (​shikataganai). Literally, “There is no way.”

Phrase[edit]

仕方が無い (hiragana しかたがない, romaji shikata ga nai)

  1. it can't be helped, nothing can be done about it, have no choice
  2. it is no use
  3. it cannot be borne, one cannot help but (verb)

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.