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English Reference for sezaruwoenai (せざるをえない)

Kanji
せざるをない
Kana
せざるをえない
sezaruwoenai
Definitions
Expression adjective cannot avoid doing, cannot help but (do), is compelled to do, (feel) obliged to (do), has to do
Conjugations
adjective (keiyoushi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative せざるをえない
sezaruwoenai
せざるをえないです
sezaruwoenaidesu
せざるをえなくない
sezaruwoenakunai
せざるをえなくありません
sezaruwoenakuarimasen
せざるをえなくないです
sezaruwoenakunaidesu
Past Indicative せざるをえなかった
sezaruwoenakatta
せざるをえなかったです
sezaruwoenakattadesu
せざるをえななかった
sezaruwoenanakatta
せざるをえなくありませんでした
sezaruwoenakuarimasendeshita
せざるをえなくなかったでです
sezaruwoenakunakattadedesu
te-form せざるをえなくて
sezaruwoenakute
Volitional せざるをえなかろう
sezaruwoenakarou
Provisional せざるをえなくければ
sezaruwoenakukereba
せざるをえなくなければ
sezaruwoenakunakereba
Causative せざるをえなくさせる
sezaruwoenakusaseru
せざるをえなくさせない
sezaruwoenakusasenai
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Example sentences
He was compelled to resign on account of ill health
Because the ice became soft, we had to call off the ice-skating party
I was forced to support his theory
We can't avoid postponing our departure
I cannot help deciding so
You must speak out against injustice
If we want a peaceful life, we cannot help objecting to war
I can't help opposing the marriage
The examination compelled me to study hard
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