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Decoded Slug: ~のみならず~も (〜nomi narazu 〜mo)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~のみならず~も (〜nomi narazu 〜mo)

~のみならず~も (〜nomi narazu 〜mo)

Short explanation:

Not only... but also; as well as.


Verb-casual + のみならず + (も), い-Adjective + のみならず + (も), な-Adjective + のみならず + (も), Noun + のみならず + (も)


Kare wa eigo no minarazu, furansugo mo hanasemasu.
He can speak not only English but also French.
Kono resutoran wa oishii no minarazu, fun'iki mo subarashii desu.
Not only is this restaurant delicious, but the atmosphere is also great.
Kono apuri wa benri no minarazu, anzen-sei mo takai desu.
This app is not only convenient but also highly secure.
Kanojo wa atama ga ii no minarazu, supootsu mo tokui desu.
She is not only smart but also good at sports.

Long explanation:

The ~のみならず~も grammar point is used to show that something applies not only to one thing, but also to another thing. This can be translated as 'not only... but also', or 'as well as' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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