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とは限らない
tohakagiranai
JLPT N2 Author: dc
とはかぎらない
Meaning
not always, not necessarily
expensive things are not always better
See also
Phrases
Even if you have your own way, you will not always be successful.
#3840 Author: dbx

We cannot necessarily see the star with the naked eye.
#3841 Author: dbx

A great scholar is not necessarily a good teacher.
#3842 Author: dbx

Advances in science don't always benefit humanity.
#3843 Author: dbx

Advances in science don't always benefit humanity.
#3844 Author: dbx

I don't think that technology provides us with everything we need.
#3845 Author: dbx

Scientific discoveries don't always make the world a better place.
#3846 Author: dbx

These days, the motive for marriage is not necessarily pure. Take Jennifer for example.
#3847 Author: dbx

Expensive things are not always better than cheap things.
#813 Author: Amatuka, dc

You cannot always have your own way.
#3834 Author: dbx

It is not always easy to make a good joke.
#3835 Author: dbx

Money does not always bring happiness.
#3837 Author: dbx

The rich are not always happy.
#3838 Author: dbx

This rule cannot be applied in every case.
#3839 Author: dbx

Delicious looking food doesn't necessarily taste good.
#3836 Author: dbx

Not all children like apples.
#8481 Author: karekano

Money, as such, does not always bring happiness.
#8482 Author: karekano

The rich are not necessarily happy.
#8483 Author: karekano

All the truth is not to be told at all time.
#3833 Author: dbx, bamboo4

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