ないことは(も)ない [ないことは(も)ない] (naikotohanai)
Meaning: it isn't the case that 〜 not 〜; it is not that 〜 not 〜
Example: It's not that I don't read newspapers, but very rarely do I read them.
JLPT Level: 2
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|Amatuka||Shouldn't the first example be "I would not say I _don't_ eat natto" (Isn't 食べない is the negative of 食べる to eat, not the negative potential?)|| |
|Miki||potential = 見込み、将来性、可能性？？|
|Miki||食べない = do not eat 食べない こともない|
食べられない= cannot eat 食べられない こともない
|bamboo4||The difference between 食べないこともない and 食べられないこともない is that the former is subjective and the latter is objective. 食べられない=it is normally not fit to eat. 食べられないこともない=it is not that [it is normally not fit to eat]. 食べない=The speaker does not eat. 食べないこともない=it is not that [speaker does not eat].|
|MaDaZi||when is "mo" used instead of "ha" for this phrase?|
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