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Grammar detail: ~ないまでも

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JLPT:
~ないまでも - even if you don't
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verb negative plain form
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までも
means
'even if one doesn't do (something)'.
まで means 'as far as', and も means 'even', so literally this means 'even if you don't go so far as to do (something)'.
A very common usage is
わないまでも, which means 'not to say'.
あつ
わない
まで
あたた
かい

It is warm, not to say hot.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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ショ   あつ hot (weather)   
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ダン   あたた warm, genial   あたたかい warm   あたたまる to get warm   あたためる to heat   
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