N1 Lesson 14: 16/17
どうにも どうにも cannot, there is no way one can, nothing one can do, cannot possibly not by any means, cannot do no matter how hard one tries, nothing will come out, it is meaningless to
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どうにこうに) + (Negative)Verb[できる]
どうにこうに) + Verb[ます]+ ようがない
どうにできない
どうにこうにならない
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  • どうにもA is used to emphasize feelings of dissatisfaction, regret when no matter what one says or does, A is impossible and nothing can be done about it. The phrase is used in two common set expressions: 「どうにもならない」and 「どうにもできない」. どうにもこうにも is sometimes used for more emphasis.
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《友達(ともだち)との話(はなし)》「後悔(ごかい)したってもうどうにもなんない。」
Chat with a friend: "Even if you regret it, nothing can be done now."
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