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It does not (necessarily) mean that 〜; I don't mean that 〜; It is not (true) that 〜; It is not the case that 〜
It doesn't necessarily mean he understood.
it does not mean that
there is no hope, but you'd better not expect too much
#571 Author: dc
Because people in the world don't speak the same language, much effort is now devoted to translation.
#4195 Author: Miki
He is not the only pebble on the beach.
#4196 Author: Miki
While I am not saying
he is stupid, I have my doubts when I look at what he is actually doing.
#3182 Author: bamboo4
It's not that I'm not happy to meet you.
#6444 Author: xabre24
I was discharged from the hospital, but it doesn't mean I was cured and discharged.
#6495 Author: rubyhatchet
It rains during the rainy season, but it doesn't necessarily rain hard.
#6496 Author: rubyhatchet
It's not true that
people were born in order to work.
#6494 Author: rubyhatchet
#4197 Author: Miki
especially hot today.
#4198 Author: Miki
This rule can
be applied to every case.
#4199 Author: Miki
It is not that
all these eggs are fresh.
#4200 Author: Miki, bamboo4
everyone can realize the dreams of his youth.
#4201 Author: Miki
That is not altogether my fault.
#8516 Author: karekano
She did not answer all the questions.
#8517 Author: karekano
Money isn`t everything.
#8518 Author: karekano
The meeting was not particularly well attended.
#8519 Author: karekano
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-> negates what one would generally conclude from the previous statements or situation
=it does not (necessarily)mean that~; it does not (necessarily) follow that~
＊わけではない sentences and their context (whether before or after) are often connected by conjunctions like が and しかし.
いＡ + わけではない
なＡ + な + わけではない
Ｖ(plain form) + わけではない
This is 2kyuu
#4195 This わけではない is different usage.
Used similarly to "That's not to say that ___"
I read manga for practice, and this phrase appears frequently in some form or another. I see it frequently when there has been some form of a misunderstanding (そういう訳じゃない、よ！)
that might be the opposite of という訳で (for that reason) but also used for summing up meetings. See [wake]
Also you can say, というわけではありません I feel わけではない is heavier maybe becuase it clearly denied with ない.
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