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Word of the Day: Shikata ga nai

By November 21, 2012

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Today's word is "shikata ga nai". The phrase is commonly used in conversation. It translates into, "It can't be helped." Here are some examples:

* Koukai shitatte shikata ga nai yo.  --- Regret does not mend the matter.
* Imasara okottatte shikata ga nai.  --- It is no use being angry after the event.



December 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm
(1) Rachid Filali / Algeria says:

Thank you for this wonderful lessons in the Japanese language,
Madam I have benefited greatly from these lessons very interesting and useful ..
Thank you very much again

December 7, 2012 at 4:16 am
(2) Janani says:

Thank you very much for learning these things.
It makes me interesting in japanese language.
Thanks a lot.!!!

December 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm
(3) pushpa says:

Thankks a lot. Its of great help in learning the language. Good learning exercise.

September 21, 2013 at 11:10 pm
(4) Brian Brunner says:

Your work is all lost!
<b>shikata ga nai.

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