JLPT N1 Grammar (niwa oyobanai)


there is no need to; unnecessary; no match for ~

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Verb (dictionary)に(は)及ばない
niwa oyobanai には及ばない にはおよばない jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【にはおよばない】(niwa oyobanai). Meaning: there is no need to; unnecessary; no match for ~.

Meaning 1) You don’t have to bother to ~ / There is no need to

This is used when you gently refuse the consideration / kindness of the other party. It is similar to “You don’t have to go that far (for me).”

When using a noun for meaning 1 it must be a する verb.

See examples 1 ~ 5.

Meaning 2) Not as good as ~ / Not better than ~

This indicates that the other party is superior.

This meaning is only used with Nouns. See examples 6 ~ 8.

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Example #1

takushii de kaeru node, go shinpai niwa oyobimasen.
I will return by taxi, so there is no need for you to worry.
Example #2

fakkusu o tsukaeba ii. yuubin de okuru niwa oyobanai.
If you can use a fax machine, you don't need to bother sending it by post.
Example #3

denwa de sumu koto da kara, wazawaza iku niwa oyobanai.
You don't need to trouble yourself to go since you can do it over the phone.
Example #4

kore wa shokyuu no bunpou desu kara, setsumei suru niwa oyobimasen ne.
This is a beginner level grammar, so there's no need to explain, right?
Example #5

mensetsu no kekka wa denwa de renraku shimasu node, kochira ni kuru niwa oyobimasen.
Interview results will be announced by phone so you don't need to come here.
Example #6

donnani ganbattemo, kare no seiseki niwa oyobanai.
No matter how hard I study, I can't compete with his grades.
Example #7

sono orinpikku senshu wa yuushou shita ga, sekai kiroku niwa oyobanakatta.
He won the gold medal at the Olympics but he could not break the world record.
Example #8

kyouto niwa oyobanai ga, kono machi nimo otera ga takusan arimasu.
Although it doesn't compare to Kyoto, there are many temples in this town.

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