JLPT N1 Grammar (nara iza shirazu / wa iza shirazu)


I don't know about ... but; it may be possible for ... but ~

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nara iza shirazu ならいざしらず jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (nara iza shirazu / wa iza shirazu). Meaning: I don’t know about … but; it may be possible for … but ~.

Similar meaning to “(example A) may be true, but the situation is different”.

It is used in written Japanese and often used with words like 「赤ちゃん」、「年前」、「かみ」、etc…

Kanji form 「いざ知らず」

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Example #1

10 nen mae nara iza shirazu, imadoki, terebi o motteinai hito wa mezurashii.
I didn't know about 10 years ago, but today people without a TV are rare.
Example #2

hoka no hito nara iza shirazu, watashi wa sonna koto ga dekinai.
I don't know about others, but I can't do it.
Example #3

gaikoku wa iza shirazu, sore wa wagakuni de wa houritsu de kinshi sarete iru.
I don't know about other countries, but it is prohibited by law in our country.
Example #4

isshuukan no ryokou wa iza shirazu, higaeri ryokou ni wa sonna ookina kaban wa iranai.
I don't know about a week's travel, but for a day trip, you don't need such a big bag.
Example #5

hajimete toka 2 kaime nara iza shirazu, keikensha ga shippai suru no wa yurusarenai.
If it's the first time or the second time that's different, but it's unforgivable for an experienced person to fail.
Example #6

6 sai no kodomo nara iza shirazu, otona ga konna koto o shiranai nante okashii.
It's one thing for a 6-year-old child, but it's strange for an adult to not know this.
Example #7

yuumei burando nara iza shirazu, mumei burando no saifu de 1 manen ijou suru no wa arienai.
For a well-known brand it's one thing, but an unbranded wallet that costs more than 10,000 yen is unrealistic.
Example #8

shinnyuu shain nara iza shirazu, nyuusha 10 nen ni mo naru kimi ga konna misu o suru to wa shinji rarenai.
It's one thing if it were a new employee, but it's unbelievable that you've been in the company for 10 years and still make mistakes like this.

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