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JLPT N1
Edit  Paul
Meaning
is (such) but (____) is also
of course talent is important but practice cannot be neglected
〜もそうだが、そればかりでなく。前のことも勿論だが、後のことの方がもっと度合いが強いということを表す。
Edit  Paul
Formation
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Phrases
アメリカではバスケもさることながらもにんきだ
In America, Basketball is clearly popular but so is Football.
Edit  #6066 danie115
ろじょうちゅうしゃのもんだいかいけつには、じちたいのたいおうもさることながら、ちいきじゅうみんのたいどもたいせつなようそとなる。
In solving the problem of street-parking of cars the response of the council is obviously important but the attitude of the local residents is also a significant factor.
Edit  #5747 Paul
りょうしんのいこうもさることながら、こどもじしんがゆうめいこうにあこがれている。
Not only intention of the parents, the child himself has yearned to the famous school.
Edit  #6267 khongbietboi
このとしょかんはぞうしょのおおさもさることながらサービスがじつにすばらしい。
This library's large collection of books is one thing, but the services they provide are really wonderful.
Edit  #7946 LR
こうれいかがすすむにつれ、にんちしょうろうじんのかいごがもんだいになっているが、これかれは、かいごのこともさることながらぼけをいかによぼうするかがさらにじゅうようだ。
As the population has aged, the care of senile seniors has become a problem. It is true that from now on care will be an important issue, but the question of how to prevent people from becoming senile is more important.
Edit  #7947 LR
うたのうまさもさることながらかのじょはピアノのめいしゅなんです。
She is of course a skilled singer, but more significantly she is a master pianist.
Edit  #7948 LR
かいわのれんしゅうでは、はなすこともさることながら、かくじつにききとることがじゅうようです。
When it comes to practicing conversation, speaking is obviously important, but moreover making sure you follow what is being said is essential.
Edit  #7949 LR
このがっさくえいがは、さくひんのかんせいどのたかさもさることながら、ぶんかのことなるにこくがきょうりょくしてひとつのえいがをかんせいさせたというじじつがひじょうにいぎふかい。
This jointluy produced movie is highly polished, but more importantly, the fact that two countries worked together and completed a film is in and of itself quite significant
Edit  #7950 LR
じこくのけいざいはってんもさることながら、ちきゅうかんきょうについてもしんけんにかんがえなければならない
Though the development of the country is important, the protection of the environment is inevitable.
Edit  #8729 masakitenchi
Discussion and comments
Not only~
khongbietboi
Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p48 - no.46
LR
Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p283
LR
A phrase used to mention something more significant
LR
See daijirin entry on 然ること
http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/search.php?MT=%A4%B5%A4%EB%A4%B3%A4%C8&kind=jn
Paul
See entry "mo saru koto nagara"
http://www.geocities.com/easykanji/jlptgrammar.html
Paul