~지는 않(는)다 : ~지 않다 + -는 + -는다 ~지 않다 = be not/ do not -는 = at least -는(다) = do ~ now So, ~지는 않는다 means "At least I do not ~ now. " "~지는 않다" means "At least It's not ~."
We use like this sentence. A/V1긴 하는데 A/V2진 않는다. = A/V1 but not A/V2 A/V1진 않는데 A/V2긴 한다. = not A/V1 but A/V2 ex) A: Do you like 송편? B: I make 송편 every year but I don't like 송편 much. A : 송편 좋아하세요? B : 매년 만들긴 하는 데 좋아하진 않아요.
ex) A : Do you dislike a chicken? B : I like it but I don't eat it much.
A : 치킨 싫어하세요? B : 좋아하긴 하는데 많이 먹진 않아요.
ex) I don't like it but I don't dislike it. 좋아하진 않는데 싫어 하지도 않아요.
So, 환하진 않다. = "But it's not bright" or "At least it's not bright"
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