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Decoded Slug: ~でしょうがない (〜deshou ga nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~でしょうがない (〜deshou ga nai)

~でしょうがない (〜deshou ga nai)

Short explanation:

Can't be helped; inevitable.


Verb-te form + でしょうがない, い-Adjective + でしょうがない, な-Adjective + でしょうがない, Noun + でしょうがない


Ame ga futteiru kara, ie ni iru deshou ga nai.
Since it's raining, it's inevitable that we have to stay home.
Shiken ga chikai node, benkyou suru deshou ga nai.
Since the exam is coming up, there is no choice but to study.
Itai kedo, gaman suru deshou ga nai.
Even though it hurts, I can't help but endure it.
Kare wa isogashii node, okureru deshou ga nai.
Since he is busy, it's inevitable that he will be late.

Long explanation:

The ~でしょうがない grammar point is used when something can't be helped or is inevitable, and there's no point in worrying about it. It can be translated as 'can't be helped', 'inevitable', or 'there's no choice but to'. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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