JLPT N1 Grammar (o kinji enai)

Meaning

can’t help but; can’t refrain from ~

How to use

Nounを禁じ得ない

Learn Japanese grammar: 【をきんじえない】(o kinji enai). Meaning: can’t help but; can’t refrain from ~.

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Example #1

かれのふこうなじんせいには、どうじょうをきんじえない。
kare no fukou na jinsei ni wa, doujou o kinji enai.
I can't help but feel sympathy for his unfortunate circumstances.
Example #2

かのじょのみのうえばなしをきいて、なみだをきんじえない。
kanojo no mi no uebanashi o kiite, namida o kinji enai.
I can't help crying when hearing her story.
Example #3

せんせいのへんがおにわらいをきんじえなかった。
sensei no hengao ni warai o kinji enakatta.
I couldn't help but laugh at the teacher's funny face.
Example #4

おおてきぎょうがあいついでとうさんするときいて、おどろきをきんじえない。
oote kigyou ga aitsuide tousan suru to kiite, odoroki o kinji enai.
I can't help but be surprised to hear that major companies are going bankrupt one after another.
Example #5

このえいがのラストシーンでは、だれもなみだをきんじえないでしょう。
kono eiga no rasuto shiin de wa, dare mo namida o kinji enai deshou.
In the last scene of this movie, no one will be able to stop themselves from crying.
Example #6

せいじかのおしょくをみるにつけいかりをきんじえない。
seijika no oshoku o miru ni tsuke ikari o kinji enai.
I can't help but get angry when I see the corruption of politicians.
Example #7

あのグループがとつぜんかいさんするとは、ファンでなくてもおどろきをきんじえない。
ano guruupu ga totsuzen kaisan suru to wa, fan den akutemo odoroki o kinji enai.
Even if you're not a fan, you can't help but be surprised that the group suddenly disbanded.

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