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あまり [あまり] (amari-2)
    Meaning: not really
    Example: 彼女はあまりきれいじゃない。 She isn't very pretty.
    JLPT Level: 3
    Category: grammar
    Author: pingpongpaddle

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noun + amari + neg adj. + desu

私は あまり つよくない です。(watashiha amari tsuyokunai desu) I'm not that strong.

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ex #6511   彼女はあまりきれいじゃない 
She is not very pretty.  
ex #6512   彼はあまり優しくないです。(kare wa amari yasashikunai desu) 
He is not very nice.  
ex #6797   シャンハイ(上海)はあまりくないです。 
The weather is not very cold in Shanghai.  
ex #6798   桜大学はあまり有名な大学じゃありません 
Sakura University is not very famous.  
ex #6800   「琵琶湖の水はきれいですか。」「いいえ、あまりきれいではありません。」 
"Is the water of Lake Biwa clean?" "No, not very much."  
ex #6801   「その辞書はいいですか。」「いいえ、あまりくないです。」 
"Is this dictionary good?" "No, not very much".  
ex #8642   彼女はあまり魚を食べません。 
She doesn't eat a lot of fish.  

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    adnimこのページはあまり必要ないです。 How about using the page for あまり that already exists. その上、入れた例文はあまり「あまり」を利用しないんです。。。 
    赤毛I fixed the alert of Adnimさん here above.
    Perhaps we can use amari for the positive sense (too much) which is for JPLT2, amari-2 for the negative sense (not much) which is for JPLT3, except for the case of verbs, which are treated in amari-nai?

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