Japanese ではなくて grammar dehanakute

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Let’s learn Japanese ではなくて grammar dehanakute :

Formation :

N/Aな+(なの)ではなくて
Aい+のではなくて
Vのではなくて

Meaning and how to use :

Describe negative ideas “It is not that… but…”. The latter part of the sentence is to confirm the meaning.

Example:

これは田中さんのかばんではなくて私のです。
Kore ha Tanaka san no kaban dehanakute watashi no desu.
This is not Mr. Tanaka’s bag but mine.

あの人は佐藤さんではなくてマリアさんです。
Anohito ha satou san dehanakute maria san desu.
That person is not Mrs. Sato but Mrs. Maria.

この本は仲村作家に書かれたのではなくて、健一作家に書かれた。
Konohon ha nakamura sakka ni kakareta nodehanakute, kenichi sakka ni kakareta.
This book was not written by writer Nakamura but written by writer Kenichi.

あの商品はアメリカのではなくて、日本のです。
Anoshouhin amarika nodehanakute, nihon no desu.
That product is not from America but from Japan.

この話を語った人は僕ではなくて野原さんです。
Kono hanashi wo kattata hito ha boku dehanakute nohara san desu.
The person who told this story is not me but Mr. Nohara.

Note: This is the correct way of saying. In speaking, it is in the form 「…じゃなくて」

Above is Japanese ではなくて grammar dehanakute. If you don’t understand the signs we used in formation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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