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

Well, the night is quite long, isn't it?
She's really smart, isn't she?
It's only the anti-war pinkos who say things like Saddam isn't a threat.
This is my brother. Handsome, isn't he?
A faultless plan is stifling, isn't it.

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