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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: だけでなく (dake de naku)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: not only… but also

Formation:


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Verb-dictionary form + だけでなく
Noun + だけでなく
なadj + なだけでなく

Example sentences:

鈴木さんは字がきれいなだけでなく文章も上手だ。
suzuki san wa ji ga kirei na dake de naku bunshou mo jouzu da.
Suzuki not only has good handwriting but also can write great sentences.

あの歌手は歌が上手なだけでなく、自分で曲も作る。
ano kashu wa uta ga jouzu na dake de naku, jibun de kyoku mo tsukuru.
That singer can not only sing well but also write songs by herself.


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