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Decoded Slug: ~ほど~ (〜hodo〜)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ほど~ (〜hodo〜)

~ほど~ (〜hodo〜)

Short explanation:

Expresses the degree or extent; 'about', 'to the extent', 'as much as'.


Verb-casual + ほど, い-Adjective + ほど, な-Adjective + ほど, Noun + ほど


Kanojo wa watashi hodo hayaku hashiru koto ga dekimasen.
She cannot run as fast as me.
Kono keeki wa ano keeki hodo oishikunai.
This cake is not as delicious as that cake.
Nihon hodo shiki ga hakkiri shite iru kuni wa nai.
There is no country with as distinct seasons as Japan.
Toukyou wa Oosaka hodo hito ga ookunai.
Tokyo does not have as many people as Osaka.

Long explanation:

The ~ほど grammar point is used to express the degree or extent of something. It can be translated as 'about', 'to the extent', or 'as much as' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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