JLPT N1 Grammar (to iwazu~to iwazu)

Meaning

both; not only A or B, but (overall) ~

How to use

Noun-1といわずNoun-2といわず
to iwazu~to iwazu といわず~といわず jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (to iwazu~to iwazu). Meaning: both; not only A or B, but (overall) ~.

This can be used to say either:

  1. Not only A or B, ~
  2. Not only A or B, but everything in between as well.

A and B are often used in combination of words that are temporally and spatially connected (day and night, hands and feet, etc.). Words with the opposite meaning may also be used.

  • It is often used to say bad things.
  • It cannot include requests or orders.
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Example #1

かおといわず、てといわずどろまみれだ。
kao to iwazu, te to iwazu doro mamire da.
Their face and hands and everything are covered in mud.
Example #2

はれといわずあめといわずジョギングをしている。
hare to iwazu ame to iwazu jogingu o shite iru.
Rain or sunshine or whatever the weather may be, I always go jogging.
Example #3

しゃちょうはへいじつといわずしゅうまつといわずしごとをしている。
shachou wa heijitsu to iwazu shuumatsu to iwazu shigoto o shite iru.
The company president is always working, both on weekdays and on weekends.
Example #4

ぼくは、とりにくといわず、ぎゅうにくといわず、にくはたべません。
boku wa, tori niku to iwazu, gyuu niku to iwazu, niku wa tabemasen.
I don't eat meat of any kind, be it chicken, beef, or whatever.
Example #5

にほんじんは、こどもといわず、おとなといわず、まんがをよくよみます。
nihonjin wa, kodomo to iwazu, otona to iwazu, manga o yoku yomimasu.
Japanese people, both children and adults, love to read comics.
Example #6

おとなりのあかちゃんは、ひるといわず、よるといわず、いちにちじゅうよくないている。
otonari no akachan wa, hiru to iwazu, yoru to iwazu, ichinichijuu yoku naite iru.
The baby next door is always crying all day long, both day and night.
Example #7

むすめのへやは、かべといわずてんじょうといわず、ディズニープリンセスのポスターだらけである。
musume no heya wa, kabe to iwazu tenjou to iwazu, dizuni purinsesu posutaa darake de aru.
My daughters room is covered in Disney princess posters, from the walls, to the ceiling, to pretty much everywhere...
Example #8

さいきんのわかものは、しょくじちゅうといわず、べんきょうしているあいだといわず、いつもけいたいでんわをてにしている。
saikin no wakamono wa, shokuji chuu to iwazu, benkyou shiteiru aida to iwazu, itsumo keitai denwa o te ni shiteiru.
Young people lately are always touching their phones, be it while eating, while studying, or whenever.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
漫画まんがmanga comics
かべwalls
天井てんじょうceiling
鶏肉とりにくchicken
牛肉ぎゅうにくbeef
食事中しょくじちゅうin the middle of eating
携帯電話けいたいでんわmobile phone

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