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必ずしも [かならずしも] (kanarazushimo)
    Meaning: not necessarily
    Example: Big men are not necessarily strong men
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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This is usually used in the patterns:

(a) does not neccesarily mean (b)

(big) kanarazushimo (strong) 
(big) kanarazushimo (strong) to iu  de ha nai
(big) kanarazushimo (strong)  de ha nai

(big) does not neccesarily mean (strong)
 
(dc)

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ex #186   善人必ずしも成功するとは限らない。 
the good will not neccesarily prosper.  
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ex #344   パリに行ったとは言え必ずしもエッフェル塔を登らなくてはならないわけではない。 
Just because you go to Paris, it is not necessary to climb the Eiffel Tower.  
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(dc)
ex #536   身体の大きな男必ずしも強い男とは限らない 
big men are not necessarily strong men.  
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(dc)
ex #1243   渋谷といっても、必ずしもにぎやかな店ばかりだとは限らない 
Just because it's Shibuya that does not neccesarily mean it has nothing but busy shops  
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(dc)
ex #1244   東京だといっても必ずしもなんでも高い訳ではない 
Just because its Tokyo does not neccesarily mean everything is expensive  
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(dc)
ex #3150   お金持ちが必ずしも幸せとは限らない 
rich people are not neccesarily happy  
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(dc)
ex #3151   語学が得意だからといって、必ずしも就職に有利だとは限らない 
just because (you say?) you have a good linguistic ability doesn't neccesarily mean that its helpful to get a job.  
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(dc)
ex #3152   日本人は礼儀正しい人々だと言う人もいるようだが、実態は必ずしもそうではないと私は思っている。 
There are people who say that Japanese are very polite, but the fact of the matter is that I do not necessarily think that is correct.  
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(dc)
ex #8197   金持ちは必ずしも幸福とは限らない。 
The rich are not necessarily happy.  
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(karekano)
ex #8198   必ずしも君の言う通りではない。  
You are not necessarily right.  
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(karekano)
ex #8199   金はそれ自体では必ずしも幸福をもたらすとは限らない。  
Money, as such, not necessarily bring happiness.  
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(karekano)
ex #8200   偉大が必ずしも賢いとは限らない。 
Great men are not necessarily wise.  
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(karekano)

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  Comments:  
AmatukaWouldn't that be "go up the Eiffel Tower" unless they are particularly masochistic ? 
dcis there a smily mark for "dry english humor"? 
AmatukaOf course. But only the English can see it. 
bamboo4I changed the Jpaanee verison to conform to the "dry English humor." 

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