しか

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See also: しが, じか, and じが

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Particle[edit]

しか (rōmaji shika)

  1. nothing but, only (with negative verb) (Note: since it's always used with a negative verb, another interpretation could be "except for", i.e. I didn't tell anybody except for him).
    2007, “アンインストール”, performed by 石川智晶:
     (おそ)れを ()らない (せん) ()のように () ()しかない
    osore o shiranai senshi no yō ni furumau shika nai
    There is none else to do than be like a soldier who knows no fear

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References[edit]

  • The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary. →ISBN