Decoded Slug: ~ようがない (〜you ga nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ようがない (〜you ga nai)

~ようがない (〜you ga nai)

Short explanation:

Expresses that something cannot be helped or is unavoidable.


Verb-ます stem + ようがない, い-Adjective (remove い) + さがない


Kono shigoto wa owari ga mienai node, tsukareru you ga nai.
Since there is no end in sight for this job, it's inevitable to get tired.
Kare wa totemo isogashii node, au koto ga dekiru you ga nai.
Since he is very busy, there is no way to meet him.
Kono eiga wa kandouteki sugiru kara, namida ga deru you ga nai.
This movie is too moving, so it's inevitable that tears will come out.
Kanojo wa keiken houfude kara, kinchou suru yoyu ga nai.
Since she has a lot of experience, there's no leeway for her to feel nervous.

Long explanation:

The ~ようがない grammar point is used to express that something cannot be helped or is unavoidable. It emphasizes that there's no use in trying to change or control the situation, as it's already out of one's control. The formation depends on whether it is used with a verb or い-adjective.

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