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In the following sentence:

这家小资的咖啡店本身不仅仅是一间咖啡店,还是首个提出咖啡情绪疗法的品牌。

I know 不仅 means "not only", and 不仅~还是 means "not only ~ but also ~", similar to English idiom.

However, this sentence uses 不仅仅, not 不仅. I wonder if it is a typo, or correct sentence. In that case, what is the difference between 不仅 and 不仅仅?

  • see dictionaries:不仅,不仅仅 (both in IME editor) hanyu.iciba.com 不仅:①(连)不止;表示超出某个数目或范围。这~是我一个人的主张;也是同志们的心愿。②(连)不但。他~学习好;而且身体也好。bkrs:不仅仅not only 这些歌曲不仅仅在本世纪里流行。他这次来不仅仅是为了工作,也是为了你。[直义] 人不是光靠面包活着; 人活着不仅仅是需要面包; 人活着不光是要吃饭. [释义] 除物质需要外, 人还有精神需求."汉语虚词词典":"不仅仅"和"不仅"一样。Some dictionaries may not have 不仅仅,but they have 仅仅。 – user6065 Dec 3 '17 at 19:06
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    Seriously, I don't quite understand why you keep commenting the OP's post instead of answering. Your contributions are on topic and useful, so why not put them inside a proper answer? Once again: the OP might see your comment because they receive a notification, but other users likely won't bother with comments and jump straight to the answer section. SE sites are just designed around this. :) – blackgreen Dec 4 '17 at 18:30
  • @TXV I agree. Also, the comment is hard to read, especially the way he describes. – Blaszard Dec 4 '17 at 19:11
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Yes, 不仅...而且/还是... is equivalent to "not only... but also...". I think 不仅仅 fits here. Because the author really wants to emphasize the achievement of this coffee shop, which is '首个提出咖啡情绪疗法的品牌'.

Example:

他不仅是一个模特,还是一个大学教授。

This just tells you that he has two jobs.

But if you say,

他不仅仅是一个模特,还是一个大学教授

this means that being both a model and a university professor is really impressive.

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