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ざるをえない
zaruwoenai
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
can't avoid doing x
i can't not go [always double-neg]
See also
Phrases
I must go.
Author: Amatuka

the rules are decided by everybody, so you must obey them
Author: Amatuka

My grades are bad so I have no choice but to repeat the year.
Author: Amatuka

At this rate, we'll have to change the schedule.
Author: Miki

If you say that you cannot help doing something, you mean you cannot prevent or avoid it.
Author: Miki

I feel for my father, who has to work on Sundays. [M]
Author: Miki

I don't want to go, but because it's the manager's order, I have no choice but to go.
Author: rubyhatchet

The amount of money was huge and I couldn't pay it, so I had no choice but to ask my father for assistance.
Author: rubyhatchet

I have to oppose this idea.
Author: Miki

We have no choice but to compromise.
Author: Miki

I cannot help thinking so.
Author: Miki

We are subject to change our plans if the president disagrees.
Author: Miki

I cannot help crying for sympathy.
Author: Miki

I can't but accept his invitation.
Author: Miki

I could not but think that he was dead.
Author: Miki

Forced to defend an important person.
Author: belajar

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