JLPT N1 Grammar (nai made mo)

Meaning

not to say; although it does not reach the level of ~

How to use

Verb (ない form)までも
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Learn Japanese grammar: (nai made mo). Meaning: not to say; although it does not reach the level of ~.

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Example #1

あついといわないまでも、あたたかい。
atsui to iwanai made mo, atatakai.
It's not enough to say it's hot, but it is warm.
Example #2

かのじょはけちとはいわないまでも、とてもつましい。
kanojo wa kechi to wa iwanai made mo, totemo tsumashii.
She is very frugal, not to say stingy.
Example #3

でんわをしないまでもメッセージぐらいをしてください。
denwa o shinai made mo messeeji gurai o shite kudasai.
You don't need to call, but at least send a message.
Example #4

プロになれないまでも、サイクリングのレースにでるつもりだ。
puro ni nare nai made mo, saikuringu no reesu ni deru tsumori da.
Although I cannot become a pro, I plan to enter more cycling races.
Example #5

まいつきかえってこいとはいわないまでも、たまにはかおをみせてほしい。
maitsuki kaette koi to wa iwanai made mo, tama ni wa kao o misete hoshii.
I'm not telling you to come home every month, but at least I would like to see your face every once in a while.
Example #6

まいにちはしないまでも、しゅうに1かいくらいはへやのそうじをしましょう。
mainichi wa shinai made mo, shuu ni ikkai kurai wa heya no souji o shimashou.
Not to say I clean my room every day, but I try to do it at least once a week.
Example #7

あのひととははなしはしないまでも、あいさつぐらいはしますよ。
ano hito to wa hanashi wa shinai made mo, aisatsu gurai wa shimasu yo.
I don't really talk to that person, but I greet them whenever necessary.

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