JLPT N1 Grammar (mo saru koto nagara)

Meaning

one may well say so, but~; not only... but also ~

How to use

Nounもさることながら

Learn Japanese grammar: (mo saru koto nagara). Meaning: one may well say so, but~; not only… but also ~.

This adds extra emphasis to the following information, which is often marked with a も.

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Example #1

かのじょはがいけんもさることながらせいかくもとてもいいです。
kanojo wa gaiken mo saru koto nagara seikaku mo totemo ii desu.
Of course she looks very nice, but her personality is also very good.
Example #2

しあいにかつにはせんしゅのじつりょくもさることながら、うんもひつようなのだ。
shiai ni katsu ni wa senshu no jitsuryoku mo saru koto nagara, un mo hitsuyou na no da.
Winning the match is not only based on the ability of the players, but luck is also essential.
Example #3

このカメラは、かかくもさることながら、デザインもよいのでにんきがある。
kono kamera wa, kakaku mo saru koto nagara, dezain mo yoi node ninki ga aru.
This camera is popular because of it's price, but it's design is also very good.
Example #4

さいきんはいそがしすぎて、ひろうもさることながら、ストレスもピークにたっしている。
saikin wa isogashi sugite, hirou mo saru koto nagara, sutoresu mo piiku ni tasshite iru.
Recently, I've been so busy that I'm not only tired but also very stressed.
Example #5

このえいがははなしのないようもさることながらえいぞうのうつくしさもひょうばんがいい。
kono eiga wa hanashi no naiyou mo saru koto nagara eizou no utsukushisa mo hyouban ga ii.
This movie has a good reputation not only for the content of the story but also for the beauty of the footage.
Example #6

あのおとこはビジネスのちしきもさることながら、プレゼンのスキルもひじょうにたかい。
ano otoko wa bijinesu no chishiki mo saru koto nagara, purezen no sukiru mo hijou ni takai.
Not only does that man have general business knowledge, but his presentation skill is extremely high.
Example #7

かれのプレゼンはないようもさることながら、はなしかたがわかりやすくとてもすばらしいものだった。
kare no purezen wa naiyou mo saru koto nagara, hanashikata ga wakari yasuku totemo subarashii mono datta.
Not only was his presentation content good, but his way of speakin was very easy to understand and overall it was a great performance.

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