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もさることながら (も然る事乍ら) ([もさることながら] )(mosarukotonagara)
    Meaning: is (such) but (____) is also 〜もそうだが、そればかりでなく。前のことも勿論だが、後のことの方がもっと度合いが強いということを表す。
    Example: of course talent is important but practice cannot be neglected
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: Paul

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Not only~ 
(khongbietboi)
Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p48 - no.46 
(LR)
Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p283 
(LR)
A phrase used to mention something more significant 
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ex #5747   路上駐車の問題解決には、自治体の対応もさることながら、地域住民の態度も大切な要素となる。 
In solving the problem of street-parking of cars the response of the council is obviously important but the attitude of the local residents is also a significant factor.  
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(Paul)
ex #6066   アメリカではバスケもさることながらアメフトも人気だ 
In America, Basketball is clearly popular but so is Football.  
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(danie115)
ex #6267   両親の意向もさることながら、子供自身が有名校にあこがれている。 
Not only intention of the parents, the child himself has yearned to the famous school.  
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(khongbietboi)
ex #7946   この図書館は蔵書の多さもさることながらサービスが実にすばらしい。  
This library's large collection of books is one thing, but the services they provide are really wonderful.  
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(LR)
ex #7947   高齢化が進むにつれ、認知症老人の介護が問題になっているが、これかれは、介護のこともさることながらぼけをいかに予防するかがさらに重要だ。 
As the population has aged, the care of senile seniors has become a problem. It is true that from now on care will be an important issue, but the question of how to prevent people from becoming senile is more important.  
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(LR)
ex #7948   歌のうまさもさることながら彼女はピアノの名手なんです。  
She is of course a skilled singer, but more significantly she is a master pianist.  
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(LR)
ex #7949   会話の練習では、話すこともさることながら、確実に聞き取ることが重要です。  
When it comes to practicing conversation, speaking is obviously important, but moreover making sure you follow what is being said is essential.  
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(LR)
ex #7950   この合作映画は、作品の完成度の高さもさることながら、文化の異なるにこくが協力して一つの映画を完成させたという事実が非常に意義深い。  
This jointluy produced movie is highly polished, but more importantly, the fact that two countries worked together and completed a film is in and of itself quite significant  
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(LR)
ex #8729   自国の経済発展もさることながら、地球環境についても真剣に考えなければならない 
Though the development of the country is important, the protection of the environment is inevitable.  
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(masakitenchi)

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PaulSee daijirin entry on 然ること
http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/search.php?MT=%A4%B5%A4%EB%A4%B3%A4%C8&kind=jn
 
PaulSee entry "mo saru koto nagara"
http://www.geocities.com/easykanji/jlptgrammar.html
 

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