Japanese いかんせん いかんともしがたい grammar ikansen ikantomoshigatai

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Let’s learn Japanese いかんせん いかんともしがたい grammar ikansen ikantomoshigatai:

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

Nのいかんせん
Nのいかんともしがたい

Meaning and how to use :

Expressing the meaning “unfortunate / regrettable, but nothing can be done”.

Examples:

彼女に何か買ってあげようと思ったのに、いかんせんお金が足りなかった。
Kanojo ni nanika katte ageyou to omotta no ni, ikansen okane ga tarinakatta.
I intended to buy her something but unfortunately I didn’t have enough money.

有希ちゃんにこの本を貸すのに、いかんせんつい破ってしまった。
Yukichan ni ko no hon o kasu no ni, ikansen tsui yabutte shimatta.
I was going to lend this book to Yuki, but unfortunately I accidentally torn it.

それは彼が認めなきゃならないことだから、いかんともしがたい。
Sore wa kare ga mitomenakya naranai kotodakara, ikan tomoshi gatai.
That’s what he has to accept, so I can’t do anything about it.

君に手伝いたいと思うけど、僕だけではいかんともしがたい。
Kimi ni tetsudaitai to omoukedo, boku dakede wa ikan tomoshi gatai.
I want to help you, but if it’s just me, I can’t do anything else.

あなたのところに行くつもりだが、いかんせん雨に降られて家にいるしかたがない。

Anata no tokoro ni iku tsumoridaga, ikansen ame ni furarete ie ni iru shikata ga nai.
I was about to go to your place but unfortunately it was raining, so I could only stay at home.

Related structures :

いかんだ ikanda

いかんによって ikanniyotte

いかんによらず/いかんを関わず/いかんにかからず ikanniyorazu/ikanwotowazu/ikannikakarazu

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