JLPT N3 Grammar (dake de naku)

Meaning

not only… but also

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)だけでなく
Noun (である)
な-adjective + な/である
い-adjective
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Learn Japanese grammar: (dake de naku). Meaning: not only… but also.

This is often followed with the second point + も (mo).


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Example #1

ここのレストランはどれもやすいだけでなく、おいしい。
koko no resutoran wa dore mo yasui dake de naku, oishii.
Not only is everything cheap at this restaurant, it is all delicious.
Example #2

このこうえんでは、こどもだけではなくおとなもたのしむことができる。
kono kouen dewa, kodomo dake dewa naku otona mo tanoshimu koto ga dekiru.
This park is enjoyable for not only kids, but for adults as well.
Example #3

かのじょはにほんごがじょうずなだけでなく、えいごもペラペラだ。
kanojo wa nihongo ga jouzu na dake de naku, ego mo perapera da.
She is not only good at Japanese, but also fluent in English.
Example #4

きみだけでなくぼくもわるかった。
kimi dake de naku boku mo warukatta.
It isn't just you, I am also to blame.
Example #5

かれはちしきだけではなく、けいけんもゆたかである。
kare wa chishiki dake dew naku, keiken mo yutaka de aru.
Not only does he have knowledge, but he also has an abundance of experience.
Example #6

にくだけでなくやさいもたべなさいよ。
niku dake de naku yasai mo tabe nasai yo.
Make sure to eat not just the meat, but the vegetables as well.
Example #7

あのひとはうたがじょうずなだけでなく、じぶんできょくもつくる。
ano hito wa uta ga jouzu na dake de naku, jibun de kyoku mo tsukuru.
He is not only good at singing, but also makes his own songs.
Example #8

としょかんではほんがかりられるだけでなく、べんきょうもできる。
toshokan de wa hon ga karirareru dake de naku, benkyou mo dekiru.
At the library, not only can you rent books, but you can also study.

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