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いざ知らず

Meaning

いざ知らず いざしらず
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • I don't know about ... but
  • it may be possible for ... but

Kanji

Sentences

  • Japanese 彼ならいざ知らず、私ではその試験には合格できっこない。
    English For him it may be possible, but I'd never pass the test.
  • Japanese 昔ならいざ知らず、今はFAXも、メールもある。
    English I don't know about the past, but now we have faxes and emails.

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