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Grammar detail: よう

よう - way of doing, way to do
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A more advanced usage of よう is to express the idea of a way to do something. The form is:
verb stem
+
よう
For example:
しよう ➜ way to do
いいよう➜ way to say
It is often used in combination with the ending がない, to indicate there was no way, option or other approach. It is important to note the distinction between the English definition 'way to do something' that applies to both this usage of よう and verb stem + かた. Please see the link for verb + stem かた。
かれ
はつげん
発言
かいしゃく
解釈
しようがない
His remarks allow of no other interpretation.
なん
とも
いよう
ないなあ
I just don't know what to say.
ほか
せつめい
説明
しよう
あるでしょう
Surely you could find another way to explain it.
わたし
それ
たし
かめ
ようなかった
I had no way to confirm that.
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See also:
  • verb stem + かた - way

Kanji used in this grammar

ヒ   かれ he   
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ハツ   ホツ    emission, discharge   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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タ   ほか other   
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カイ   ゲ   と to untie, solve, resolve   とける to come undone, disappear   とかす to melt, dissolve   
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シャク    explanation   
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カ   なに    なん what?   
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セツ   ゼイ   と to explain, persuade   
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メイ   ミョウ   あかり light   あかるい bright   あかるむ to brighten   あからむ to become luminous (at dawn)   あきらか obvious   あかす to lay bare   あ to open   あける to empty   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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カク   たし certain   たしかめる to make certain   
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