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Decoded Slug: A は B ほど~ありません (A wa B hodo ~ arimasen)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A は B ほど~ありません (A wa B hodo ~ arimasen)

A は B ほど~ありません (A wa B hodo ~ arimasen)

Short explanation:

Express that A is not as much as B; 'not as... as', 'not... to the extent of'.


A は B ほど Verb/adjective ありません


Kyou wa kinou hodo samuku arimasen.
Today is not as cold as yesterday.
Kare wa watashi hodo jouzu ni eigo wo hanasemasen.
He cannot speak English as well as I can.
Kono resutoran wa ano resutoran hodo takaku arimasen.
This restaurant is not as expensive as that restaurant.
Kanojo wa kare hodo isogashiku arimasen.
She is not as busy as him.

Long explanation:

The は B ほど~ありません grammar point is used to express that A is not as much as B or not to the same extent as B, emphasizing the difference. It can be translated as 'not as... as' or 'not... to the extent of' in English.

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