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ほかない
hokanai
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
nothing else to do but...
nothing else to do but stay in bed
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Phrases
I have a cold, so there is nothing else to do but stay warm and sleep.
#829 Author: Amatuka

The shinkansen stopped between stations due to snow. The passengers had nothing to do but patiently wait inside the train.
#6446 Author: rubyhatchet

Houses were washed away because of the typhoon. People could do nothing but helplessly and quietly watch.
#6447 Author: rubyhatchet

The Administration cannot but look for alternative sources of revenue.
#3372 Author: dc

They agree that they have no choice but to give up the whole plan.
#3373 Author: dc

nothing else to do but study
#1348 Author: dc

I had no alternative but to tell the truth
#3223 Author: dc

Already there is nothing else but to proceed with a national referendum for a vote of confidence in Prime Minister No Muhyon. This route is not taken because [we] want to, but because there is no other alternative available - that
#241 Author: Amatuka, bamboo4

unfortunately,it's raining today.nothing else to do but the trip has postponed.
#7167 Author: sureshnihon

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