JLPT N2 Grammar (de shika nai)

Meaning

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

How to use

Nounでしかない
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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

これらのかんがえはすいそくでしかない。
korera no kangae wa suisoku de shika nai.
This idea is nothing more than a guess.
Example #2

このさぎょうはじかんのむだでしかない。
kono sagyou wa jikan no muda de shika nai.
This work is nothing but a waste of time.
Example #3

ゆめはゆめでしかない。
yume wa yume de shika nai.
Dreams are nothing more than dreams.
Example #4

もしくすりでなおらなかったら、しゅじゅつでしかない。
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

かれはしゃちょうですが、りょうしんのめからみるといつまでもこどもでしかない。
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

かれはつごうがわるいといっているが、それはこうじつでしかない。
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

どんなすばらしいひとでもしぬときはひとりのにんげんでしかない。
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

それはきみのさっかくでしかない。めをさめてください。
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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