JLPT N1 Grammar (o oite~nai)

Meaning

only; can only be; there is no alternative, only ~

How to use

Nounをおいて(ほかに)〜ない
o oite~nai をおいて~ない jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (o oite~nai). Meaning: only; can only be; there is no alternative, only ~.

  • It is often used to show the speakers appreciation or high evaluation of [noun].
  • The noun can contain words that represent “people, times, places, methods,” etc.
  • the ~ない form is often emphasized with 「ほかに〜ない」
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Example #1

わたしがしょうらいやりたいしごとは、きょうしをおいてほかにかんがえられない。
watashi ga shourai yaritai shigoto wa, kyoushi o oite hoka ni kangae rarenai.
As for jobs I'd want to do in the future, other than teaching, I can't think of anything else.
Example #2

かれをおいてこのしごとをまかせられるにんげんはいないだろう。
kare o oite kono shigoto o makaserareru ningen wa inai darou.
He’s the only one we can entrust this job with.
Example #3

そのぶんやをまなびたいなら、このだいがくをおいてほかにない。
sono bunya o manabitai nara, kono daigaku o oite hoka ni nai.
If you want to study in that field, there is no place other than this university.
Example #4

つぎにだいとうりょうになるのは、あのひとをおいてほかにかんがえられない。
tsugi ni daitouryou ni naru no wa, ano hito o oite hoka ni kangae rarenai.
As for who will become the next president, I can't think of anyone other than that person.
Example #5

わたしのじんせいにとってだいじなのは、かぞくといっしょにすごすじかんをおいてほかにない。
watashi no jinsei ni totte daiji na no wa, kazoku to issho ni sugosu jikan o oite hoka ni nai.
The only thing that matters to me in my life is the time I spend with my family.
Example #6

まいとしなつにはこのホテルにきている。こころからくつろげるばしょはここをおいてほかにない。
maitoshi natsu ni wa kono hoteru ni kite iru. kokoro kara kutsurogeru basho wa koko o oite hoka ni nai.
I come to this hotel every summer. There is no place as relaxing as here.
Example #7

たいしょくごにふうふでかいがいいじゅうするなら、マレーシアをおいてほかにこうほちはかんがえられない。
taishokugo ni fuufu de kaigai ijuu suru nara, mareeshia o oite hoka ni kouhochi wa kangae rarenai.
If the couple will move abroad after retirement, I can't think of any other candiate other than Malaysia.

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