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N1 Lesson 9: 9/17
には及ばない② にはおよばない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(1) + 及ばない

Set expression:
Noun + 足元にも及ばない

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Noun + には(1) + 及びません

Set expression:
Noun + 足元にも及びません

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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。
Needless to say, it is no match for the original. Even still, it is a good forgery.
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