Decoded Slug: Noun といわず Noun といわず (A to iwazu B to iwazu)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun といわず Noun といわず (A to iwazu B to iwazu)

Noun といわず Noun といわず (A to iwazu B to iwazu)

Short explanation:

Expresses an idea of 'both A and B' or 'be it A or B'; 'not only A but also B'.


Noun1 + といわず + Noun2 + といわず + (rest of the sentence)


Fuyu to iwazu natsu to iwazu, kare wa itsumo aisukurīmu o tabemasu.
Be it winter or summer, he always eats ice cream.
Oi to iwazu wakaki to iwazu, subete no hito ga sono ibento o tanoshimemasu.
Everyone, be they old or young, can enjoy that event.
Otoko to iwazu onna to iwazu, daremo ga kono eiga o tanoshimu deshou.
Be it men or women, everyone will enjoy this movie.
Getsu to iwazu ka to iwazu, ano mise wa mainichi konde imasu.
Be it Monday or Tuesday, that shop is busy every day.

Long explanation:

The grammar point Noun といわず Noun といわず is used when mentioning two things or situations and expressing the meaning of 'both A and B'. This structure can be used to express the idea of not only mentioning A but also implying B. It often used to show that something applies to multiple situations or subjects, without distinction.

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