I'm searching for a common way to say "I wouldn't go so far as to say that" in Mandarin. The only translation of this expression, that I found in a dictionary, is :

It's good, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's great.
挺好的,但是我不會極端到說棒極了。

However, since I have not found any other translation of "極端到" that expresses the idea of "go so far as to", I wonder if is this is a common way to say it.

  • I would say: 可以,但远称不上极好。 – Toosky Hierot Oct 7 at 15:34
  • The corresponding expression in Chinese really varies, all three answers are correct as of now. – zyy Oct 7 at 20:56
  • see dictionaries, submit "go so far as to" e.g. to iciba, ichacha: iciba:她不至于不来上学.他不至于不来开会 吧 ?有些热衷于自己动手的人甚至自己组装电脑.(En at iciba) ichacha: go so far as to disregard the facts 竟然不顾事实... – user6065 Oct 9 at 6:23

It is more natural to say

还没有……到……地步

For example, 挺好的,但还没有那个地步。

Or

it tastes fine, but I would not go so far as to say that it is delicious

can be

味道还行,但还没有好吃到十分美味的地步

Well, if you were in a more oral conversation, you would normally say

但也没有很/特别……

但也不是很/特别……

For example

I went to the national park, which was a good trip, but I would not go so far as to say that it is wonderful

could be

我去了国家公园,感觉还行,但也不是特别好玩

It's good, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's great.

This sentence should be translated to 挺不錯的,但還不到非常好。

I never heard 極端到說棒極了, It's very odd, and no one would say that way.

至于 can be used to interpret it.

It's good, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's great. 挺好的,但(我)还不至于说它非常好。

As in oral expressions i might say

还好吧,但是也没那么

where I would put stress on the bold part. This might not be the exact translation of the sentence you want to say [maybe we could translate it back to "It is good, but not that good", although this sentence might be seldomly used by natives], but it is a commonly used informal expression to say something like that in your sentence.

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