Meaning of “shouganai”(しょうがない)

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It means “It can’t be helped. No one can change or fix it “.
What we can do is be patient.
It’s same meaning of “shikataganai”(仕方がない).
“shikataganai”(仕方がない) sounds more formal.

Coronavirous mess everything up.
We have to be patient.
This situation is “shouganai”.

Example Conversation

A: I can’t go to the gym, I can’t go for drink due to the corona virus!!!
B: Shouganai. We have to be patient for a while.
A: Until when???
B: No one knows.

A: コロナのせいでジムにも行けないし、飲みにもいけない!
B: しょうがないよ。しばらくは我慢しないと。
A: いつまで???
B: それは誰もわかんない。

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