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Lesson

Can't help but do something - 〜ずにはいられない

Used to express that the speaker can't help but perform an action A when an event E occurs.
The speaker is not forced to do A, but is inclined to do it because of personal tendencies, desire, etc.

E_Aずにはいられない。

Whenever E happens, I can't help but do A.

Formation

  • verb (neg.-ず form) + にはいられない

Examples

きょく___

おど_________

When I hear this song, I can't help but dance.