しか

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See also: しが, じか, and じが

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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).
     (がん) ()しかない。
    Ganbaru shika nai.
    All we can do is keep on trying our best.
    (literally, “There is nothing but trying our best.”)
    クオリティ (たか)すぎて本物 (ほんもの)しか ()ない。
    Kuoriti ga takasugite honmono ni shika mienai.
    The quality is so high that it looks just like the real thing.
    (literally, “The quality is so high that I can't see it as anything except the real thing.”)

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References[edit]

  • The Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary. →ISBN