Japanese grammar とばかりはいえない tobakarihaienai, tobakari haienai

Japanese grammar とばかりはいえない tobakarihaienai, tobakari haienai

Let’s learn Japanese grammar とばかりはいえない tobakarihaienai, tobakari haienai :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

clause +  とばかりはいえない

Meaning and how to use :

It’s not completely true, in fact is not always….

For example

成績がいいけど、能力がある人だとばかりはいえない.
Seiseki ga ii kedo, nouryoku ga aru hito da to bakari ha ie nai .
Good result can’t prove someone’s excellence

女は化粧すると奇麗だと見えるが、いつもきれいだとばかりはいえない.
onna ha keshou suru to kirei da to mieru ga, itsumo kirei da to bakari ha ie nai .
Women are good looking after making up, however it doesn’t mean they are beautiful all the time.

文法がいいですが、話すスキルは上手だとばかりはいえない.
bunpou ga ii desu ga, hanasu sukiru ha jouzu da to bakari ha ie nai .
Being good at grammar doesn’t help you to speak well.

外見はいいですが、中身はいいとだとばかりはいえない.
gaiken ha ii desu ga, nakami ha ii to da to bakari ha ie nai .
It’s good outside, but it’s not sure whether it’s good inside or not.

彼は話すのははうまいけど、やるのはいいとばかりはいえない.
kare ha hanasu no ha ha umai kedo, yaru no ha ii to bakari ha ie nai .
He is a good speaker, but we can’t say that he can do well.

Related structures :

ばかりいる bakariiru
ばかりで bakaride
ばかりだ bakarida
ばかりの bakarino
んばかり nbakari
ばかりに bakarini
ばかりもいられない bakarimoirarenai
とばかりはいえない tobakarihaienai
とばかりおもっていた tobakariomotteita
とばかりに tobakarini
ばかりか bakarika
ばかりでなく…も bakaridenaku…mo
ばかり:bakari
ばかりは:bakariha

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