JLPT N2 Grammar (naku wa nai)

Meaning

it’s not that; I may (double negative)

How to use

Verb なくはない
くもない
Noun + がな
な-adjective + じゃな
い-adjective + くな
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Learn Japanese grammar: (naku wa nai). Meaning: it’s not that; I may (double negative).


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Example #1

じしんがなくはないが、ただちょっときんちょうしている。
jishin ga nakuwa nai ga, tada chotto kinchou shite iru.
It’s not that I have no confidence, I’m just a little nervous.
Example #2

むすこはやさいをたべなくはないが、あまりすきではない 。
musuko wa yasai o tabenaku wa naiga, amari sukide wanai.
It’s not that my son doesn’t eat vegetables, he just doesn’t like them very much.
Example #3

あなたのきもちはわからなくはないが、ただそのこういにはさんせいできない 。
anata no kimochi wa wakaranaku wa naiga, tada sono koii ni wa sansei dekinai.
It’s not that I don’t understand how you feel, I just can’t agree with that kind of action.
Example #4

しごとにふまんはないけど、きゅうりょうはやすいし、ときにはてんしょくをかんがえなくもない。
shigoto ni fuman wa nai kedo, kyuuryou wa yasui shi, toki niwa tenshoku o kangaenaku mo nai.
I don't have any dissatisfaction with this job, but the salary is low and I may eventually consider changing jobs.
Example #5

しょくよくがなくはないが、もうすこしあとでわたしはしょくじをしたい です。
shokuyoku ga naku wa naiga, mousukoshi atode watashi wa shokuji o shitai desu.
It’s not that I do not have an appetite but I would like to eat a little bit later.
Example #6

けっこんするつもりはなくもないが、しごとがあんていしてからのほうがいいだろう。
kekkon suru tsumori wa naku mo nai ga, shigoto ga antei shite kara no hou ga ii darou.
It’s not that I don’t want to get married, I just think it's better to wait until I have a stable job.
Example #7

バレーボールをできなくはないが、わたしがそのしあいでチームのしょうりにこうけんするのはむずかしいだろう。
bareebooru o dekinaku wa naiga, watashi ga sono shiai de chiimu no shouri ni kouken suru no wa muzukashii darou.
It’s not that I cannot play volleyball, but it would be difficult for me to contribute to the team's victory in that game.

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