JLPT N1 Grammar (to ienaku mo nai)

Meaning

one can even say that; it can also be said that ~

How to use

Verb (casual)と言えなくもない
Noun +(だ/である)
な-adjective +(だ/である)
い-adjective + い
to ienaku mo nai と言えなくもない といえなくもない jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【といえなくもない】(to ienaku mo nai). Meaning: one can even say that; it can also be said that ~ (double negative).

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Example #1

8じきしょうははやおきといえなくもない。
8 ji kishou wa hayaoki to ienaku mo nai.
Getting up at 8 o'clock can be said to be an early riser.
Example #2

かのじょはとおめからみると、あのアイドルににているといえなくもない。
kanojo wa toome kara miru to, ano aidoru ni nite iru to ienaku mo nai.
From a distance, she can be said to resemble that idol.
Example #3

このテストでひとのちのうしすうをわかるといえなくもない。
kono tesuto de hito no chinou shisuu o wakaru to ienaku mo nai.
It can be said that this test shows a person's IQ.
Example #4

みちにまようのはたびのたのしみの一つといえなくもない。
michi ni mayou no wa tabi no tanoshimi no hitotsu to ienaku mo nai.
It could be said that getting lost is one of the pleasures of traveling.
Example #5

けさのはこのふゆいちばんのせきせつといえなくもない。
kesa no wa kono fuyu ichiban no sekisetsu to ienaku mo nai.
It can be said that this morning is the most snowfall this winter.
Example #6

げっしゅうからみると、わたしのかれしのきゅうりょうはまあまあたかいといえなくもない。
gesshuu kara miru to, watashi no kareshi no kyuuryou wa maamaa takai to ienaku mo nai.
From looking at the monthly income, my boyfriend's salary can be said to be reasonably high.
Example #7

きれいであるといえなくもないていどのおんながぼくのりそうのタイプ。
kirei de aru to ienaku mo nai teido no onna ga boku no risou no taipu.
My ideal type is a woman who can be said to be beautiful.

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