仕方が無い

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
かた
Grade: 2

Grade: 4

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PhraseEdit

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)

SynonymsEdit

  • (alternative form) しょうがない (​shō ga nai)
  • (Kansai) しゃあない (​shā nai)

Related termsEdit

  • 仕方のない, 仕方の無い (しかたのない, ​shikata no nai): can't be helped (adjectival phrase modifying a noun)

ReferencesEdit

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