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方がない, 仕方が無い, し方がない, しかたがない
1. there's no (other) way
2. cannot be helped, unavoidable, inevitable, (there's) nothing one can do, having no choice
oft. as 〜ても仕方がない
3. it's no use (doing), pointless, useless, no good, insufficient, not enough
4. hopeless (person), annoying, troublesome, awful
as 〜て仕方がない or 〜で仕方がない
5. cannot stand it, unbearable, cannot help (doing, feeling), dying (to do)
方が良い, ほうが良い, 方がよい, ほうがよい
Expression, after past tense verb
1. had better ...
See した方がいい, after negative verb
2. had better not ...
方がいい, ほうがいい
Expression, after past tense verb
1. had better
after negative verb
2. had better not
あなた方, 貴方が, 貴方方, 貴方々, あなたがた
Pronoun, Honorific or respectful
you (plural)
方がマシ, 方がまし, 方が増し, ほうがマシ, ほうがまし
I would rather, I would as lief do, strong preference
した方がいい, した方が良い, したほうが良い, した方がよい, したほうがいい, したほうがよい
Expression, See 為る・する・1, See 方がいい・1
had better do so
方がよろしい, 方が宜しい, ほうがよろしい
Expression, See 方がよい・1
had better, is advisable
方がよろしければ, 方が宜しければ, ほうがよろしければ
if you need, if it is necessary
女房と畳は新しい方がいい, 女房と畳は新しい方が良い, 女房と畳は新しいほうがいい, 女房と畳は新しい方がよい, にょうぼうとたたみはあたらしいほうがいい, にょうぼうとたたみはあたらしいほうがよい
Expression, Proverb
wives and tatami mats are best when new
方々, 方方, 方が, かたがた
Honorific or respectful
1. people, (all) persons, everyone, ladies and gentlemen
2. you (usu. plural)
3. various
片が付く, 方が付く, 片がつく, 方がつく, かたがつく
Expression, Godan verb, See 片付く
to settle (a problem), to put an end to (a dispute), to be disposed of, to be settled, to come to an end
あちら立てればこちらが立たぬ, 彼方立てれば此方が立たぬ, あちらたてればこちらがたたぬ
Expression, Proverb
it's hard to please everybody, damned if you do and damned if you don't
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