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Shoganai in Chinese / Japanese...

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Accepting Your Fate
shouganai / shiyouganai
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仕様が無い is a Japanese phrase that means, "it can't be helped", "it is inevitable", "nothing can be done".

Some will see this as a negative (just give up), and others will see it as a suggestion to avoid futile effort.

Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)
Shoganai仕様が無いshouganai / shiyouganai
shoganai / shiyoganai
shoganai / shiyoganai

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 shiyouganai / shiyoganai / しようがない    shouganai / shoganai / しょうがない
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(ik) (exp,adj-i) (kana only) it can't be helped; it is inevitable; nothing can be done; there's no point (in doing something); there's no reason (to do something)


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 shiyouganai / shiyoganai / しようがない    shouganai / shoganai / しょうがない (ik) (exp,adj-i) (kana only) it can't be helped; it is inevitable; nothing can be done; there's no point (in doing something); there's no reason (to do something)


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 shouganai / shoganai / しょうがない (ik) (exp,adj-i) (kana only) it can't be helped; it is inevitable; nothing can be done; there's no point (in doing something); there's no reason (to do something)


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 shouganai(仕様ganai,仕様ga無i,shouga無i)(p);shiyouganai(仕様ganai,shiyouga無i,仕様ga無i) / shoganai(仕様ganai,仕様ga無i,shoga無i)(p);shiyoganai(仕様ganai,shiyoga無i,仕様ga無i) / しょうがない(仕様がない,仕様が無い,しょうが無い)(P);しようがない(仕様がない,しようが無い,仕様が無い) (exp,adj-i) (1) (kana only) there's no (other) way; (exp,adj-i) (2) (kana only) cannot be helped; unavoidable; inevitable; (there's) nothing one can do; having no choice; (exp,adj-i) (3) (kana only) (oft. as 〜てもしょうがない) it's no use (doing); pointless; useless; no good; insufficient; not enough; (exp,adj-i) (4) (kana only) hopeless (person); annoying; troublesome; awful; (exp,adj-i) (5) (kana only) (as 〜てしょうがない or 〜でしょうがない) cannot stand it; unbearable; cannot help (doing, feeling); dying (to do)

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