必ずしも

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

Negative of 必ず (kanarazu, without fail)

Adverb[edit]

必ずしも (hiragana かならずしも, romaji kanarazushimo)

  1. not always, not all

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used with negative forms of verbs as a double negative, which is grammatically correct in Japanese