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Grammar detail: 〜ざるを得ない(ざるをえない)

〜ざるを得ない(ざるをえない) - can't help doing
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verb ざる negative form
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ない
means
can't help doing ~
or
can't very well not do ~
This expression is used when something can't be avoided. It would typically imply that the speaker doesn't really want to do something, but has no choice.
わたし
きたくなかった
あんまり
かのじょ
彼女
しんせつ
親切
してくれるので
しょうたい
招待
けざる
えなかった
I didn't want to go, but she had been so kind to me that I couldn't but accept the invitation.
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See also:
  • やむを得ない(やむをえない) - can't stop doing

Kanji used in this grammar

トク    profit   え    う to acquire   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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2
コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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1
ヒ   かれ he   
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3
ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
1
シン   おや parent   したしい close, intimate   したしむ to befriend, grow close to   
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セツ   サイ   き to cut   きれる to break, to snap   
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2
ショウ   まね to beckon, invite   
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3
タイ   ま to wait   
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ジュ   うける to receive, to accept   うかる to pass (an exam)    
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3
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