JLPT N1 Grammar (to iwazu)

Meaning

not only; both (without distinction)

How to use

N1 + といわず + N2 + といわず

Learn Japanese grammar: といわず (to iwazu). Meaning: not only; both (without distinction).

This grammar point is used to list two items and show that there is no difference or distinction between them.

Both [A] and [B]… (without distinction)

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

子ども、大人も、誰でも
nihonjin wa, kodomo to iwazu, otona to iwazu, manga wo yoku yomimasu.
Japanese people, children and adults, love to read manga (comics).
Example #2

壁にも、天井にも、どこにも
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 #3

鶏肉や牛肉だけでなく
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 #4

食事中や勉強している間だけでなく
saikin no wakamono wa, shokuji chuu to iwazu, benkyou shiteiru aida to iwazu, itsumo keitai denwa wo te ni shiteiru.
Young people lately are always touching their phones, be it while eating, when their studying, etc..

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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