Decoded Slug: A は B ほど~ない (A wa B hodo ~ nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A は B ほど~ない (A wa B hodo ~ nai)

A は B ほど~ない (A wa B hodo ~ nai)

Short explanation:

Expressing that A is not as ~ as B; 'not'


A は B ほど + い-Adjective stem (without い) + くない, な-Adjective + じゃない, Verb-negative potential form


Yamada-san wa Suzuki-san hodo se ga takakunai.
Yamada is not as tall as Suzuki.
Kono ringo wa ano ringo hodo amakunai.
This apple is not as sweet as that apple.
Kare wa watashi hodo benkyou ga dekinai.
He can't study as well as I can.
Kono resutoran wa ano resutoran hodo shizuka janai.
This restaurant is not as quiet as that restaurant.

Long explanation:

The A は B ほど~ない grammar point is used to express that A is not as ~ as B in some aspect. It can be translated as 'not' in English. This structure is commonly used with い-adjectives (without い) and な-adjective. For verbs, you can use the negative potential form.

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