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shika nai

しか〜ない

meaning
• nothing but, only, just
• 只, 仅

notes
• construction:『しか』+『neg. form verb』

examples
1. しかなかった (Nobody but he came.)
2. 私は魚しか食べなかった (I ate nothing but fish.)
3. その曲をうまく歌えるのは彼しかない (No one else (but him) can sing that tune well.)
4. 彼女には一度しか会ったことがない (I have met her only once.)
5. 終電は行ってしまったので、歩いて家へ帰るしかない (The last train had already left, so I had no way but to go home on foot.)

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