Hiragana: しか
Katakana: シカ
Romaji: shika
English Meaning: only, no more than, merely (particle followed by negation)
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彼は日本語は少ししか話せません。
kare wa nihongo wa sukoshi shika hanasemasen.
He only speaks a little Japanese.
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ほんの数人の人しかこの言語を話せません。
hon'no sūnin no hito shika kono gengo o hanasemasen.
Only a few people can speak this language.
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この本のごく一部しか読んでいません。
kono hon no goku ichibu shika yonde imasen.
I've only read a small part of this book.
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彼は定年まであと数年しかありません。
kare wa tēnen made ato sūnen shika arimasen.
There are only a few years left until his retirement.
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昨晩は5時間しか寝てない。
sakuban wa 5 jikan shika netenai.
I only slept for 5 hours last night.
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