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仕方ない
仕方無い
Readings

shikatanai
English
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
there's no (other) way

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
cannot be helped, unavoidable, inevitable, (there's) nothing one can do, having no choice

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
oft. as 〜ても仕方ない
it's no use (doing), pointless, useless, no good, insufficient, not enough

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
hopeless (person), annoying, troublesome, awful

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
as 〜て仕方ない or 〜で仕方ない
cannot stand it, unbearable, cannot help (doing, feeling), dying (to do)

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 仕方ない
is [x]
仕方なくない
is not [x]
Past 仕方なかった
was [x]
仕方なくなかった
was not [x]
Te-form, Continuative 仕方なくて
is [x] and...
仕方なくなくて
is not [x] and...
Kanjis
ON: シ, ジ KUN: つか.える
attend, doing, official, serve

Stroke: 5 Grade: 3 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-2-3 FC: 2421.1


ON: ホウ KUN: かた, -かた, -がた
direction, person, alternative

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-2-2 FC: 0022.2


ON: ム, ブ KUN: な.い
nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not

Stroke: 12 Grade: 4 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 2-2-10 FC: 8033.3


Phrases
パーティーが待ち遠しくて仕方ない。
Parts: パーティー (パーティ) 待ち遠しい (まちどおしい) 仕方ない (しかたない)
I just can't wait for the party.