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わけではない [わけではない] (wakedehanai)
    Meaning: It does not (necessarily) mean that 〜; I don't mean that 〜; It is not (true) that 〜; It is not the case that 〜
    Example: It doesn't necessarily mean he understood.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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  Notes:  
-> negates what one would generally conclude from the previous statements or situation
=it does not (necessarily)mean that~; it does not (necessarily) follow that~
 
(deeana)
*わけではない sentences and their context (whether before or after) are often connected by conjunctions like が and しかし.

FORMATION:
いA + わけではない
なA + な + わけではない
V(plain form) + わけではない
 
(rubyhatchet)

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ex #570   [N]失敗というわけではない 
it does not mean that it was a failure.  
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(dc)
ex #571   全然見込みがないわけではないが、あまり期待はしない方がいいでしょう 
it does not mean that there is no hope, but you'd better not expect too much  
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(dc)
ex #3182   あいつは馬鹿というわけではないがそれにしても、やってることはどうかなあ。 
While I am not saying he is stupid, I have my doubts when I look at what he is actually doing.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #4195   世界中の人が同じ言語を話すわけではないので、現在、翻訳に多くの努力が費やされている。 
Because people in the world don't speak the same language, much effort is now devoted to translation.  
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(Miki)
ex #4196   あの男しかいないわけではないよ。 
He is not the only pebble on the beach.  
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(Miki)
ex #4197   あれは全く誤りというわけではない 
That is not altogether false.  
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(Miki)
ex #4198   今日はとりわけ暑いというわけではない 
It is not especially hot today.  
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(Miki)
ex #4199   この規則はあらゆる場合に適用されるわけではない 
This rule can not be applied to every case.  
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(Miki)
ex #4200   これらの卵が全部新鮮というわけではない 
It is not that all these eggs are fresh.  
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(Miki)
ex #4201   すべての人が若い頃の夢を実現できるわけではない 
Not everyone can realize the dreams of his youth.  
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(Miki)
ex #6444   知り合いになれて嬉しくないってわけじゃないんだよ。  
It's not that I'm not happy to meet you.  
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(xabre24)
ex #6494   人間は働くために生まれてきたわけではない 
It's not true that people were born in order to work.  
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(rubyhatchet)
ex #6495   退院しましたが、病気が治って退院したわけではないんです。  
I was discharged from the hospital, but it doesn't mean I was cured and discharged.  
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(rubyhatchet)
ex #6496   梅雨には雨が降るけれど、ザーザー強く降るわけではありません。 
It rains during the rainy season, but it doesn't necessarily rain hard.  
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(rubyhatchet)
ex #8516   すべてが私の責任というわけではありません。  
That is not altogether my fault.  
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(karekano)
ex #8517   彼女は必ずしもすべての質問に答えたわけではない 
She did not answer all the questions.  
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(karekano)
ex #8518   金がすべてというわけではない 
Money isn`t everything.  
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(karekano)
ex #8519   その会は特に出席がよいわけではなかった。  
The meeting was not particularly well attended.  
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(karekano)

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AmatukaUsed similarly to "That's not to say that ___" 
LittleFishI read manga for practice, and this phrase appears frequently in some form or another. I see it frequently when there has been some form of a misunderstanding (そういう訳じゃない、よ!) 
dcthat might be the opposite of という訳で (for that reason) but also used for summing up meetings. See wake  
MikiAlso you can say, というわけではありません
I feel わけではない is heavier maybe becuase it clearly denied with ない.
 
Miki#4195 This わけではない is different usage. 
BakurosaretaThis is 2kyuu 
teskaGrade corrected 

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