JLPT N1 Grammar (demo ari~demo aru)

Meaning

to also be; both… and ~

How to use

Noun + でもありNoun + でもある
な-adj + でな-adj + で
い-adj + い-adj +
demo ari~demo aru でもあり~でもある jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (demo ari~demo aru). Meaning: to also be; both… and ~.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

あしたのしあいはこうふんでもあり、きんちょうでもある。
ashita no shiai wa koufun demo ari, kinchou demo aru.
I'm both excited and nervous for tomorrow's match.
Example #2

こうこうにそつぎょうしたらよろこばしくもありかなしくもある。
koukou ni sotsugyou shitara yorokobashi kumo ari kanashi kumo aru.
Graduating from high school is both happy and sad.
Example #3

かんがえすぎてしまうのは、ちょうしょでもあり、たんしょでもある。
kangae sugite shimau nowa, chousho demo ari, tansho demo aru.
Thinking too much is both a strength and a weakness.
Example #4

かれはきょうしでもありしょうせつかでもある。
kare wa kyoushi demo ari shousetsuka demo aru.
He is both a teacher and a novelist.
Example #5

このほんはおもしろくもありゆうえきでもある。
kono hon wa omoshiro kumo ari yuueki demo aru.
This book is both interesting and informative.
Example #6

かのじょはこのそしきのそうぎょうしゃでもあり、けいえいしゃでもある。
kanojo wa kono soshiki no sougyousha demo ari, keieisha demo aru.
She is both the founder and the operator of this organization.
Example #7

きょうはわたしたちのけっこんきねんびでもあり、つまのたんじょうびでもあるじゅうようなひだ。
kyou wa watashitachi no kekkon kinenbi demo ari, tsuma no tanjoubi demo aru juuyou na hi da.
Today is an important day. It is our wedding anniversary and also my wife's birthday.

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