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Decoded Slug: そんなに~ (sonna ni〜)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
そんなに~ (sonna ni〜)

そんなに~ (sonna ni〜)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'not so much', 'not that', or 'not so ~'.


そんなに + Verb-negation, そんなに + Adjective-negation


Sonna ni isoganakutemo ii desu yo.
You don't have to hurry that much.
Sonna ni muzukashikunai mondai da to omoimasu.
I don't think the problem is that difficult.
Kanojo wa sonna ni se ga takaku arimasen.
She is not that tall.
Sonna ni takusan taberu hitsuyou wa nai to omou.
I don't think there's a need to eat so much.

Long explanation:

The grammar point そんなに is an adverb used to express that something is not as extreme as described or not to that extent. It is often translated as 'not so much', 'not that', or 'not so ~'. It is commonly followed by a negative form of a verb or adjective.

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