とは限らない [とはかぎらない] (tohakagiranai)
Meaning: not always, not necessarily
Example: expensive things are not always better
JLPT Level: 2
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A ga kanarazushimo B yori (adjective) tohakagiranai
Expensive things are not always better than cheap things.
also with a verb
Money does not always bring happiness.
You cannot always have your own way.
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|Amatuka||Lit : Not limited to being [...]|| |
|Miki||高い物_が_ is more natural in context.|| |
|yookoso||Is this like ...というわけではない wakedehanai？ || |
|Miki||Yes. とは限らない can be reaplced by (という）わけではない.|| |
|LittleFish||Frequently appears with 必ずしも.|
(Question: Could this be applied to nouns in this way: (これは鉛筆として使うとは限らない、マーカーとしても使えますよ。)? It isn't limited to the function of a pencil, it can also (perform the function of) a marker.
Something that isn't limited to one single use or function.)
|Miki||It's grammatically correct. 鉛筆 used also as マーカー…. If you mean a mechanical pencil, it should be シャーペン.|
|geishaboy||ex #3836 - おいしそうに見える食べ物 could simply be おいしそうな食べ物?|
I'm more asking than correcting
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