JLPT N2 Grammar (to iu mono dewa nai)

Meaning

there is no guarantee that…; not necessarily ~

How to use

Verb (casual form)というものではない
というものでもない
Noun + だ
な-adjective + だ
い-adjective + い
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Learn Japanese grammar: と言うものではない 【】(to iu mono dewa nai). Meaning: there is no guarantee that…; not necessarily ~.

This can also be written as というものでもない (to iu mono demo nai).


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Example #1

おかねがあればしあわせだというものでもない。
okane ga areba shiawase da toiu mono demo nai.
Just by having no money is no guarantee that you will be happy.
Example #2

わたしのしごとはだれでもできるというものではない!
watashi no shigoto wa dare demo dekiru toiu mono dewa nai.
My work is not something that just anybody can do!
Example #3

にほんにりゅうがくすれば、にほんごがじょうずになるというものでもない。
nihon ni ryuugaku sureba, nihongo ga jouzu ni naru toiu mono demo nai.
If you study abroad in Japan, that does not necessarily mean you will get good at speaking Japanese.
Example #4

じょうほうがおおければはんだんがらくというものではない。
jouhou ga ookereba handan ga raku to iu mono dewa nai.
Having more information does not always necessarily make a decision easier.
Example #5

がいこくごはただぶんぽうをおぼえればはなせるというものではない。
gaikokugo wa tada bunpou o oboereba hanaseru toiu mono dewa nai.
With foreign languages, just memorizing grammar does not necessarily mean you will be able to speak the language.
Example #6

ねだんがたかければよいしなものだというものでもない。
nedan ga takakereba yoi shinamono da toiu mono demo nai.
Just because the price is high doesn't mean that it is a good quality item.
Example #7

けんこうのためにはただたべればよいというものではなく、うんどうもしなければならない。
kenkou no tame ni wa tada tabereba yoi toiu mono dewa naku, undou mo shinakereba naranai.
Being healthy doesn't just mean eating the right foods, but one also needs exercise.
Example #8

でんしゃははやければいいというものではない、おきゃくさんのあんぜんはだいいちだ。
densha wa hayakereba ii toiu mono dewa nai, pokyakusan no anzen wa daiichi da.
It is not necessarily the case that the faster the train the better. The customer's safety is the number one priority.

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