JLPT N3 Grammar (bakari denaku)

Meaning

not only.. but also; as well as~

How to use

Verb (casual)ばかりでなく… (も)
Noun
な-adjective + な
い-ajective + い
bakari denaku ばかりでなく jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (bakari denaku). Meaning: not only.. but also; as well as~.

This is often followed with a も (mo) and a second point. As in “not only [A], but also [B]”.


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Example #1

このマンションはせまいばかりでなく、くらいです。
kono manshon wa semai bakari denaku, kurai desu.
This apartment is not only very small, it's also quite dark.
Example #2

かれはうたばかりでなくダンスもじょうずです。
kare wa uta bakari denaku dansu mo jouzu desu.
He is not only good at singing, he also good at dancing.
Example #3

うちのこは6さいなのににほんごばかりでなくえいごまでしゃべれるよ。
uchi no ko wa 6 sai nano ni nihongo bakari denaku eigo made shabereru yo!
Although our child is only 6, they can speak not only Japanese, but English as well.
Example #4

このレストランは、あじがわるいばかりでなく、てんいんのたいどもひどい。
kono resutoran wa, aji ga warui bakari denaku, tenin no taido mo hidoi.
Not only is this restaurant's food bad, but the service is also horrible.
Example #5

たいふうがきている。あめばかりでなく、かぜもつよくなってきた。
taifuu ga kiteiru. ame bakari denaku, kaze mo tsuyoku natte kita.
The typhoon is coming. The rain as well as the wind are starting to get stronger.
Example #6

おれはみぎてばかりでなく、ひだりてでもじがかけるよ。
ore wa migi te bakari denaku, hidari te demo ji ga kakeru yo.
I can write with not only my right hand, but my left hand too!
Example #7

とうきょうをあんないしてくれたばかりでなく、しょくじもごちそうしてくれた。
toukyou o annai shite kureta bakari denaku, shokuji mo gochisou shite kureta.
Not only did they show me around Tokyo, but they also paid for my meal.
Example #8

じょおうはうつくしいばかりでなく、こころもやさしかった。
joou wa utsukushii bakari denaku, kokoro mo yasashikatta.
The Queen was not only beautiful, but she had a kind heart as well.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
あじflavor
悪いわるいnot good
店員てんいんstaff
態度たいどbehavior; attitude
狭いせまいsmall; narrow
暗いくらいdark
さい~year old
喋るしゃべるto speak
女王じょおうQueen
優しいやさしいkind; nice
おれI (man)
右手みぎてright hand
左手ひだりてleft hand

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