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Grammar detail: にすぎない

にすぎない - merely; only; nothing but; no more than
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にすぎない(に過ぎない)
means
merely, only
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nothing but, no more than
せいざ
星座
はなし
するなんてばかばかしいにすぎない
Talking about star signs is nothing but nonsense.
かのじょ
彼女
じじつ
事実
べていた
ぎない

She was merely stating a fact.
かれ
うそつきすぎないことわかった
He turned out to be nothing but a liar.
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Kanji used in this grammar

カ   あやま mistake   あやま to slip up   すぎる to overdo, be more than   すごす to pass, spend   
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セイ   ショウ   ほし star   
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ザ   すわ to sit   
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ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
ジツ    fruit; reality   み fruit, nut   みの to bear fruit   
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ジュツ   のべる to say   
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