Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Not"

The meaning of "Not" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "It's not about" mean?
A: @minion6
It's not about means something like its not like that or that's not what you mean to say. You want to say something else.
Example:
It's not about that!
Q: What does why not mean?
A: This depends on context.

It can be a rhetorical question. So, in that case, it is not really asking why something should not be done (although that is the meaning), but saying let's do it.
Do you want to go to the beach today?
Why not? Let's go.

It can also be used literally, as defined by @Loua.
I can't get the report done.
Why not?
I don't have all the information.
Q: What does "that's not it" in 91 mean?
A: "And that's not it" would best be described as the Japanese equivalent それだけではなく, meaning that's not the only thing or there is more information
Q: What does not at all mean?
A: "Definitely not."
Q: What does not ever mean?

Example sentences using "Not"

Q: Please show me example sentences with not longer.
A: "Not longer" and "no longer" have different uses in English. "Not Longer" would be used to say "This shoes is not longer than that shoe," used for comparing two things. "No longer" would be used for example when someone is fired from their job "The employee is no longer working with the company" it could also be used to talk about time, "The meeting will be no longer than 45 minutes." In this context, "no longer than" equals the maximum amount of something.
Q: Please show me example sentences with whether or not.
A: Its commonly used with "don't know," such as "I don't know whether or not I should go" or "She doesn't know whether or not she got accepted."
Other example:
I will finish the movie, whether or not I like it.

also, people often put "not" after the verb or omit it altogether and use "whether" like "if." For example: "I don't know whether I should go (or not)" or "She doesn't know whether she got accepted (or not)"
Q: Please show me example sentences with It’s not like.
A: - It's not like I talk to him or anything.
- The concert is supposed to be really good but it's not like I can afford it.
- It's not like that's going to change anything.
- It's not like that!
- It's not like I'm going to pass the test anyway.

Those are all the examples I can think of, but there are plenty more that are used in every day speech. Feel free to ask more questions about it!
Q: Please show me example sentences with and what not, or what not! .
A: Hello! :) Here you go:
"I went to parks and what-not/whatnot today."
"I missed my classes today because of meetings and what not."
"I've been studying and whatnot."
"She's only been drinking, getting into fights, and whatnot."
Q: Please show me example sentences with not less than.
A: I want NO LESS THAN three cats. I want AT LEAST three cats.

There will be NO LESS THAN fourteen inches of snow. There will be AT LEAST fourteen inches of snow.

There are NOT LESS THAN eighteen books here. There are AT LEAST eighteen books here.

There will NOT be LESS THAN five golden rings. There will be AT LEAST five golden rings.

One hundred is NOT LESS THAN ten.

I am NOT LESS smart THAN you.

That cat is NOT LESS fluffy THAN that dog.

Synonyms of "Not" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I'm not and I ain't ?
A: Like what was answered above, "ain't" is a slang and considered quite improper. You don't hear it a lot, especially with common situations. "Am not" is almost always used, unless someone tends to use slang a lot.
Q: What is the difference between not really and not much ?
A: They can be interchangeable, sometimes, though with slightly different meaning (ちょっと意味が違います):
A: Do you have time to talk?
B: Not really. (いや、ちょっとないんですよ)
B: Not much. (あんまりないけど【ちょっとある】)


A: Do you have any money I could borrow?
B: Not really. (あ、今はちょっとむりですよ)
B: Not much. (あんまりない【でも少しならある】)

Sometimes they are not interchangeable:
A: How much milk is left?
B: Not really. (✕ あってない)
B: Not much. (あと少しだけ)

really = 本当に、実に
not really = そう~~でもない
It's really hot today = 今日実に暑いですね。
It's not really hot today = そんなに暑くない。

much = ~が沢山

Placement in the sentence makes ALL the difference!
I really don't have time! - 本当に時間がないんだよ。
I don't really have time. - あんまり時間がないんですけど。
Q: What is the difference between not....any more and not....any longer ?
A: "If you are satisfied with my answer", or
"If you are already satisfied with my answer"
are correct.
"then I won't write any more" means I won't write any more words
"then I won't write any longer" means I won't take more time to keep answering
Q: What is the difference between not and no ?
A: "Not" negates a verb (i.e. "I do not want").

"No" negates a noun (i.e. "No smoking")
Q: What is the difference between unless and not unless ?
A: Unless is used to describe something that will happen if something else doesn't happen. For example, "I will walk to school unless it rains," which means that I will walk to school if it does not rain.

"Not unless" is a little more situational. You would probably only use it if asked a yes/no question, to which the answer is "no" with an exception. For example, "are you going tomorrow?" "Not unless there's food." In this case, the person is saying he will only go if there is food. Outside of such a situation, you probably won't find "not unless."

Translations of "Not"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? not really の反対語は?
A: Definitely.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 背中に羽がはえる(not はえている)
A: “Feathers grow on the back?”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? can/can not
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? not at all
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 잠 들고 싶다 (not 자고 싶다)
A:
I want to fall asleep ( not I want to sleep)

Other questions about "Not"

Q: 1. do i not want to be tall?
2. do i don't want to be tall?

which one is right?


does this sound natural?
A: 1 sentences correct, 2 nd sentences "do I don't" do I do not - looks wrong
Q: you not here does this sound natural?
A: You must say "You're not here"
Q: I'm not really like him.はそんなに好きじゃないという意味になりますが、本当に好きじゃないと言いたい場合はどうなるのですか?
A: You would say "I don't really like him"
Q: why "From" and not "In" or "on"?
A: pero, actually, the information is not IN / INSIDE the sheet of paper ... because there is no INSIDE or OUTSIDE of a piece of a paper. However, the information would be IN / INSIDE a book.

Basically, if there is an opening for something, use IN. If it's a flat surface, use ON.

So, the only way you could say "the information is inside this sheet of paper." is if the paper was folded & you have to actually open it to get the information.
Q: it'z not like that always does this sound natural?
A: "it's not always like that"

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