Japanese いがいに…ない grammar igaini…nai

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Let’s learn Japanese いがいに…ない grammar igaini…nai :

Formation :

Nいがいに…ない
Vる/Vたいがいに…ない

Meaning and how to use :

Expressing the meaning “apart from what is mentioned in the previous clause, there is only way …”.

Examples:

彼以外にこの問題を解けられる人はいない。
kare igai ni kono mondai wo toke rareru hito ha i nai
Apart from him, no one else can solve this problem.

今やり続ける以外に有利な方法がない。
ima yari tsuzukeru igai ni yuuri na houhou ga nai
Now, apart from keep going, there is no better method.

先生に聞いてみる以外に仕方がない。
sensei ni kii te miru igai ni shikata ga nai
There is no other way but to ask the teacher.

あなた以外にこの文字が分かる人はいない。
anata igai ni kono monji ga wakaru
No one can understand this letter other than you.

田舎以外に行けるところはない。
inaka igai ni yukeru
Except for my hometown, I have nowhere to go.

Note: This structure is used in writing. In speaking, many cases are replaced by「どんな’」 .

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