わけには いかない ([わけには いかない] )(wakeniha ikanai)
Meaning: cannot; have no other choice but しなければならないことについて
Example: Because my boss said so, I have no other choice but to go on this business trip.
JLPT Level: 2
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Ｖ + しかない : used in a situation where one has no choice but to do something.
Ｖneg + ざるを得ない : used in a situation where one has no choice but to do something.
Ｖneg + なければならない : used in a situation where one has to do something because s/he has an obligation to do it OR where one has no choice but to do something.
Ｖneg + わけに(は)いかない : used in a situation where one has to do something because s/he has an obligation to do it OR where one has no choice but to do something. It also expresses the unwillingness of the speaker to do Ｖ.
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|Miki||I think 手伝ってもらうわけにもいきません means "I cannot ask them for help" rather than "I cant get help". No big difference in English?|| |
|赤毛||I changed ex #5816 according to the alert of Mikiさん.|| |
|yukito90||i don't understand... if I have to use "Vneg+ wakenihaikanai" why in the examples you use the Verb in POSITIVE form? the meaning change? the rule can change?|| |
|DrJones||It looks like this grammar is used for moral obligations and not physical impossibilities. Therefore, I would translate it as "Mustn´t"|| |
|masakitenchi||Just take the double negative as "I must do" and the others as "I connot do"|| |
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