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Grammar detail: 必ずしも〜ない

必ずしも〜ない  not necessarily ~
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必ずしも
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negative verb
means
(noun phrase) does not necessarily (verb)
ゆめ
かなら
ずしも
じつげん
実現
しない
もの
One's dreams do not always come true.
かね
かなら
ずしも
ひと
しあわ
しない
Money does not necessarily make people happy.
Notes:
  • the noun phrase can be a noun or any phrase functioning as a noun (such as a verb with a nominalizer such as の), followed by the topic marker は or subject marker が
  • the key is that the phase following the 必ずしも must end with a negative verb, but that verb may be at the end of a longer phrase which itself might contain another verb. For example:
あなた
こた
かなら
ずしも
まちが
間違
っている
わない

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Kanji used in this grammar

ヒツ   かなら certainly, invariably   
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ム   ゆめ dream   
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ジツ    fruit; reality   み fruit, nut   みの to bear fruit   
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ゲン    present   あらわれる to appear   あらわ to show   
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キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
コウ   さち    しあわ    さいわ happiness   
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トウ   こた an answer   こたえる to answer   
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カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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イ   different   ちが to be different   ちがえる to change, alter, vary   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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