Japanese grammar よりほかない/よりほかはない/よりほかしかたがない yorihokanai/ yorihokahanai/ yorihokashikataganai

Japanese grammar よりほかない/よりほかはない/よりほかしかたがない yorihokanai/ yorihokahanai/ yorihokashikataganai

Let’s learn Japanese grammar よりほかない/よりほかはない/よりほかしかたがない yorihokanai/ yorihokahanai/ yorihokashikataganai :

JLPT level : N2

Formation :


Meaning and how to use :

“as the last resort…”. Used in difficult situation, by accident.

For example

Dare imo tasuke te kure nai kara jibun de yaru yori hoka nai.
Since no one helps, I must help my self.

kusuri o non de mo netsu ga sagara nai node isha ni mi te morau yori hoka ha nai.
Medicine doesn’t bring the fever down, so I must visit doctor.

kyou jitensha ga koshou shi ta node gakkou made aruku yori hoka shikata ga nai.
I walked to school as the last resort because my bike cycle was broken.

seikatsu ga totemo tsuraku te, seifu ga kokumin no koto o kanshin shi naku te kakumei suru yori hoka nai.
living is hard, the government has no worry about people’s living, there is on other choice but revolution.

nokori o suteru no ha totemo mottainai node zenbu taberu yori hoka ha nai.
It’s wasteful to throw away all the leftovers, the only way is to eat them all.

Note: There’s another way to say, like: 「…しかない」、「以外にない」

Related structures :

よりない yorinai
よりほかに…ない yorihokani…nai
よりほかない/よりほかはない/よりほかしかたがない yorihokanai/ yorihokahanai/ yorihokashikataganai

above is Japanese grammar よりほかない/よりほかはない/よりほかしかたがない yorihokanai/ yorihokahanai/ yorihokashikataganai. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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