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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: にとどまらず (ni todomarazu)

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Meaning: not limited to; not only… but also

Formation:

Verb-dictionary form + にとどまらず
Noun + にとどまらず

Example sentences:

それはひとつの苦痛にとどまらず、ひとつの苦役でもあった。
sore wa hitotsu no kutsuu ni todomarazu, hitotsu no kueki demo atta.
It was not only an affliction, but it was also an unpleasant duty.

彼女の侮辱はあなたひとりだけにとどまらず、実に法を犯すものです。
kanojo no bujoku wa anata hitori dake ni todomarazu, jitsu ni hou o okasu mono desu.
She not only insulted you but also the law.

ビッグバンは韓国だけにとどまらず、海外でも大人気がある。
bigguban wa kankoku dake ni todomarazu, kaigai demo daininki ga aru.
Big Bang is not only popular in Korea but overseas as well.


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彼はその店で、文句を言うにとどまらず、テーブルをひっくり返してしまった。
kare wa sono mise de, monku o iu ni todomarazu, teeburu o hikkuri kaeshite shimatta.
He not only complained to the store, he also flipped the table.

本研究室での研究は、単なる理論にとどまらず、その応用も重視している。
honkenkyuushitsu de no kenkyuu wa, tannaru riron ni todomarazu, sono ouyou mo juushi shite iru.
At our lab, we don’t just focus on theory but also emphasize its application.

Similar grammar:

のみか (nomika): not only… but also
だけでなく (dake de naku): not only… but also
はおろか (wa oro ka): not to mention, let alone
も~ば~も (mo~ba~mo): …and…
に限らず (ni kagirazu): not just


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