In the following sentence, I have used ではない three times and it feels a bit unnatural to me. Is there a better way to convey the same meaning or it is okay to use in Japanese the same concept multiple times in one sentence?


Thank you!

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    Do you find the English sentence 'It's not that it isn't famous, but it's not as famous as Tokyo' awkward?
    – Angelos
    Sep 5 at 13:28
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    Good point but languages have different nuances. In my language, it will sound weird and you will use a word that is more similar to "less" instead of the last not. Sep 5 at 15:36
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    I think @AsafAyalon makes a good point. What is natural in one language may not necessarily sound natural in another.
    – jogloran
    Sep 5 at 19:19

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This is A-Okay. It sounds perfectly natural.

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