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JLPT N1 Grammar: をきんじえない(を禁じ得ない)o kinjienai (o kinjienai)

をきんじえない(を禁じ得ない)o kinjienai (o kinjienai)

Meaning: can’t help but; can’t refrain from

How to use the: Noun + を禁じ得ない

Explain:
Used in the case of indicating that you cannot stop, cannot stand it, and must do something.

Example sentences:
1, この不公平な判決には怒りをきんじ得ない。
Kono fukōheina hanketsu ni wa ikari o kinjienai.
It is impossible not to be angry at this unjust judgment.

2, 期待はしていなかったが、受賞の知らせにはさすがに喜びを禁じ得なかった。
Kitai wa shite inakattaga, jushō no shirase ni wa sasuga ni yorokobi o kinji enakatta.
Although I didn’t wait, but I couldn’t stop but be happy at the announcement that I was awarded.

3. わたしたちは、彼の突然の辞職に、戸惑いを禁じえない。
watashitachi wa, kare no totsuzen no jishoku ni, tomadoi o kinjienai.
We can’t help but feel confused about his sudden resignation.

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