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Decoded Slug: ~とは限らない (〜to wa kagiranai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~とは限らない (〜to wa kagiranai)

~とは限らない (〜to wa kagiranai)

Short explanation:

Expresses that something is not necessarily true; 'not always', 'not necessarily'.


Verb-casual + とは限らない, い-Adjective + とは限らない, な-Adjective + だとは限らない, Noun + だとは限らない


Itsumo benkyou shite iru to wa kagiranai.
It's not always true that I'm studying.
Takai shouhin ga ii to wa kagiranai.
Expensive products are not necessarily good.
Kare ga tadashii da to wa kagiranai.
It's not necessarily true that he is right.
Ame ga furu da to wa kagiranai.
It's not necessarily going to rain.

Long explanation:

The ~とは限らない grammar point is used to express that something is not necessarily true or does not always occur. It can be translated as 'not always' or 'not necessarily' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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