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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: もさることながら (mo saru koto nagara)

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Meaning: not only… but also…

Formation:

Noun 1 + もさることながら + Noun 2

Example sentences:

このノートパソコンは、価格もさることながら、デザインがよいので人気がある。
This laptop is popular because it not only has reasonable price but also good design.
kono nooto pasokon wa, kakaku mo saru koto nagara, dezain ga yoi node ninki ga aru.

 

歌のうまさもさることながら、彼女はピアノの名手なんです。
She’s not only good at singing but also excellent at playing piano.
uta no umasa mo saru koto nagara, kanojo wa piano no meishu nan desu.

 

彼は外見もさることながら性格もとてもいい。
He’s good looking and his personality is also very nice.
kare wa gaiken mo saru koto nagara seikaku mo totemo ii.

 

就職先を決めるときは仕事の内容もさることながら、条件や待遇も無視できない。
When you decide to take a new job, you must consider not only the type of job but also the working conditions and treatment.
shuushokusaki o kimeru toki wa shigoto no naiyou mo saru koto nagara, jouken ya taiguu mo mushi dekinai.


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さしあたっての気まりわるさもさることながら、彼女のまえにはいろいろと気の重くなることがひかえておりました。
Besides the immediate embarrassment, there were other evils before her.
sashiatatte no kimariwarusa mosaru koto nagara, kanojo no mae niwa iroiro to ki no omoku naru koto ga hikaete orimashita.

 

中国はアメリカ人が敷いた運命を望んでいるという見解もさることながら、蒋とその一族がそれを率先垂範しているとの見方をルースから取り上げるのは至難の業だった。彼の前にあえて立ちはだかろうとするアメリカの政治家は破滅させられただろう。ルースのタイム、ライフ両誌の有能な現場記者たちが蒋の徹底的な失敗と共産主義者の着実な勃興をめぐって送った情報はほとんど確実に検閲を受けた。
Nothing could dissuade him not merely of the idea that China wanted a destiny shaped by Americans but of the notion that Chiang and his family were the people to lead the way. Any American political figure who dared get in his way would be destroyed; any information that Luce’s talented Time and Life reporters in the field came up with that revealed the systematic failures of Chiang and the steady rise of the Communists was almost surely going to be censored.
chuugoku wa amerikajin ga shiita unmei o nozonde iru to iu kenkai mo saru koto nagara, jiyan to sono ichizoku ga sore o sossen suihan shite iru to no mikata o ruusu kara toriageru no wa shinan no waza datta. kare no mae ni aete tachihadakarou to suru amerika no seijika wa hametsu saserareta darou. ruusu no taimu, raifu ryoushi no yuunou na genba kishatachi ga jiyan no tetteiteki na shippai to kyousan shugisha no chakujitsu na bokkou o megutte okutta jouhou wa hotondo kakujitsu ni ken’etsu o uketa.

 


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