JLPT N1 Grammar (tada~nomi da)


all we can do is; can do nothing but; only ~

How to use

(ただ)Verb (dictionary)のみだ
な-adj + である
い-adj + い
tada~nomi da ただ~のみだ jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (tada~nomi da). Meaning: all we can do is; can do nothing but; only ~.

This is used to emphasize when there is only one option. There is no choice but to ~


In group activities, する verbs often change to ある.

e.g.「練習する」changes to「練習ある」.

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Example #1

ima wa tada minna no buji o inoru nomi desu.
Now I can only pray for everyone's safety.
Example #2

umaku naritai nara, tada renshuu aru nomi da.
If you want to improve, then all you need to do is practice.
Example #3

kou nattara, tada isshoukenmei yaru nomi da.
Now that it's come to this, I must do my best.
Example #4

yareru koto wa yatta node, ato wa tada kekka o matsu nomi da.
You've done everything you could and now all we can do is wait for the results.
Example #5

hikikaesu to iu sentaku wa nai. zenshin aru nomi da.
There is no going back. We can only move forward.
Example #6

kare wa kaiin to ittemo tada in ni sonawaru nomi da.
Although he may be a member, he is nothing more than just a member in name.
Example #7

ashita wa tanoshimi ni shiteita ensoku nanode, ame ga furanai koto o inoru nomi desu.
Tomorrow is the trip I have been looking forward to, so I can only hope it doesn't rain.

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