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<< youganai | younakigasuru >>

ようもない [ようもない] (youmonai)
    Meaning: there's no way
    Example: There's no way I can answer the question
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: alexeiS

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ex #5916   アイスクリームを食べようとして、スプーンがないことに気がついた。これでは食べようがない。どうしよう。 
Just as I was about to eat, I noticed I had no spoon. So I can't eat...What should I do...  
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(Ludi)
ex #5917   ひどい虫歯ですね。治しようがありません。もう抜くしかありません。 
What a horrible bad tooth! You can't cure it. There's nothing to do except extracting it.  
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(Ludi)
ex #5918   コンピュータのデータがすっかり消えてしまった。どうしようもない。困った。 
My computer's datas have disappeared. I can't do anything...I'm in trouble.  
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(Ludi)
ex #6464   お礼の垂オ上げようもない 
I cannot thank you enough.  
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(dc)
ex #6465   そのニュースが彼女に大きなショックを与えた事は否定しようもない 
It is not to be denied but that the news was a great shock to her.  
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(dc)
ex #6466   どこに行ってもどうしようもないという感じになっていますね。  
There is an air of resignation everywhere.  
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(dc)
ex #6467   君って本当にどうしようもないね。  
You really are hopeless.  
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(dc)
ex #6468   君はそれをもっと早くやるべきだったのに。今となってはどうしようもない 
You should have done it earlier. It cannot be helped now.  
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(dc)
ex #6469   私としてはどうしようもない 
I can't help it.  
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(dc)
ex #6470   親がいないとどうしようもないほど悪さをする子供たちもいるものだ。  
Some children are as bad as they can be while their parents are gone.  
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(dc)
ex #6471   彼が怠け者なのは私にはどうしようもない 
I cannot help his being lazy.  
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(dc)
ex #6472   彼の作品はたとえようもないほど素晴らしい。  
His work is beyond comparison.  
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(dc)
ex #6473   彼女の美しさはたとえようもない 
Her beauty is incomparable.  
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(dc)
ex #6474   分かってるんだけど、どうしようもないのよ。  
I know but I can't help it. [F]  
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(dc)
ex #6475   万事休すだ。もうどうしようもない 
It is all over with me. It can't be helped.  
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(dc)
ex #6719   ゴミがこれほど散らかっていたら、一人で全部集めようもない 
If the garbage is so much scattered, there is no way to collect it all alone.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6720   潰れたら熱く語ろうもない 
If you are smashed you can't tell it just after the strike.  
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(赤毛)

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Ludiどうしようが(も)ない=できない // する方法がない 
赤毛I dont understand 垂オ (could be 申し) in ex #.
I wonder if this grammar is about
Verb in ます form (without ます)+ ようもない like in ex #, or
Verb in volutive form (意向形)+もない like ex #.
 

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