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N2 Lesson 8: 22/24

より仕方(しかた)がない
there is no choice but, can't be helped, inevitable

Structure
Verb + より + (ほか(1))+ 仕方がない(2)

(1) ほかに (2) 仕方ない
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  • [Aより仕方がない is used when A is the only possible course of action]
  • [よりほかに + しかたがない is very formal, and a bit old-fashioned, used mostly in writing]
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税金(ぜいきん)は、高(たか)くとも納(おさ)めるよりしかたがない
We have no choice but to pay taxes, even if they are high.
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税金(ぜいきん)は、納(おさ)めるよりしかたない事(こと)だ。
It is a fact that there is no choice but to pay taxes.
[when しかたがない is used in a relative clause が can be changed to の]
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人生(じんせい)には好調(こうちょう)な日(ひ)もあれば、不調(ふちょう)な日(ひ)もある。したがって、不調(ふちょう)の日(ひ)は受(う)け入(い)れるより仕方(しかた)がない思(おも)う
In life, there are both good days and bad days. Therefore we have no choice but to accept the bad ones.
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