JLPT N2 Grammar (de shika nai)


merely; nothing but; no more than; there is only ~

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Learn Japanese grammar: (de shika nai). Meaning: merely; nothing but; no more than; there is only ~.

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Example #1

korera no kangae wa suisoku de shika nai.
This idea is nothing more than a guess.
Example #2

kono sagyou wa jikan no muda de shika nai.
This work is nothing but a waste of time.
Example #3

yume wa yume de shika nai.
Dreams are nothing more than dreams.
Example #4

moshi kusuri de naorana kattara, shujutsu de shika nai.
If it doesn't heal with the medicine, then there is no choice but to have surgery.
Example #5

kare wa shachou desu ga, ryoushin no me kara miru to itsu made mo kodomo de shika nai.
He might be a company president, but to his parents he’s only a kid.
Example #6

kare wa tsugou ga warui to itte iru ga, sore wa koujitsu de shika nai.
Though he said that his circumstances are no good, I think it’s just an excuse.
Example #7

donna subarashii hito demo shinu toki wa hitori no ningen de shika nai.
No matter how great you are, you’re merely a human being when you die.
Example #8

sore wa kimi no sakkaku de shika nai. me o samete kudasai.
That is nothing more than your own delusion. Snap out of it.

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