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〜しかない
shikanai
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
no alternative, no option but to...
nothing to do but try...
See also
Phrases
There is only a marginal difference between the two.
#3681 Author: dc

Ya gotta do it!
#366 Author: Amatuka

Now that I'm taking the test, I've got no choice but to do my best.
#6133 Author: rubyhatchet

You have no choice but to memorize kanji one at a time. At any rate, you had better remember them.
#6134 Author: rubyhatchet

After having missed the last train, I had no choice but to take a taxi.
#6135 Author: rubyhatchet

You can't succeed without great effort. There is no other choice but to exert yourself.
#6136 Author: rubyhatchet

It looks like you have no choice but to endure it for the time being.
#6525 Author: マリ

I had no choice but to marry her.
#1218 Author: dc

If repairing it is impossible, there will be nothing to do but buy a new one.
#6891 Author: 赤毛

I didn't graduate, so I have no choice but to do temp work.
#1219 Author: dc

Because i want to marry a beautiful woman, i have to earn much money.
#6945 Author: phananhvu

We've done this much, so there's nothing else to do but keep going.
#6890 Author: 赤毛

My daughter hopes to enter the Sakura University. However, her capacity is very poor, so I have no choice but to compel her take the exam of another university. Although it's not her hope, there is no way.
#6892 Author: 赤毛

It couldn't be fixed, so there was nothing to do but buy a new one.
#7056 Author: lilibr

Because he is now angry,I have no choice but keep silent.
#6974 Author: amenya

Unfortunatelly, we have little enough time.
#8435 Author: karekano

I have come until here, I have no choice but keep going, are you still in doubt?
#7039 Author: 赤毛

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