How to say isn't in Japanese

しょうがないshouganaiしようがないshiyouganai Inflection

expression / adjective:

  • 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)

Example Sentences

あぁaaまだmada宵の口yoinokuchidane
Well, the night is quite long, isn't it?
彼女kanojoha本当にhontouni賢いkashikoiyone
She's really smart, isn't she?
サダムSADAMUga脅威kyouiでないdenaiなどnadoto言うiunohaakaがかったgakatta反戦運動hansen'undouno人達hitotachiくらいkurai
It's only the anti-war pinkos who say things like Saddam isn't a threat.
これkorehaaniですdesuかっこいいkakkoiiですdesune
This is my brother. Handsome, isn't he?
非の打ち所がないhinouchidokoroganai計画keikakuha窮屈kyuukutsudaなあnaa
A faultless plan is stifling, isn't it.

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