Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 4: 18/20

様(よう)がない
there's no way to, it's impossible to

This is not Verb[volitional]

Structure
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Formal
Verb[ます+ よう + (1) + ない.
[する]Verb + ()+ しよう + (1) + ない

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Verb[ます+ よう + (1) + ありません.
[する]Verb + ()+ しよう + (1) + ありません

(1)
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使用域 一般
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  • [It often has a nuance that the speaker wants to do the action, but it is impossible due to some circumstances.]
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何(なん)とも言(い)いようがない味(あじ)だ。
There is no way to put this taste/flavor into words.
[This flavor is indescribable]
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弁解(べんかい)しようがない
It is impossible to explain.
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これどうにもしようがない
There is no way to do this.
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A Handbook of Japanese Grammar Patterns
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