N1 Lesson 9: 9/17
には及ばない② にはおよばない②

には及ばない②

To be no match (for)
To not compare (with)
To fall short (of)
To not reach
Cannot win with
To be out of reach (for)
To not be on par (with)


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Noun + に(は)及ばない

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Noun + の足元にも及ばない
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(A) に(は)及ばない is used to express that something is no match for (literally means 'fails to reach') the high standard/level of (A).
It is often used with expressions of comparison (では、にかけては、と比べて) and contrast (が、ものの、ても).

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言(い)うまでもなく真作(しんさく)には及(およ)ばないでしょうが、いい贋作(がんさく)です。
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Needless to say, it is no match for the original. Even still, it is a good forgery.

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