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The more A, C
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    しゃべれば しゃべる ほど    なる  
The more you speak a foreign language the better you will become.
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その           あまり         けど        ほど         
The first time I heard that singer, I didn't like him very much, but the more I listen to the song, the more I like it.
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その こと         ほど    ますます いや になる  
The more I think of it, the less I like it.
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だれでも      する ほど   します  
Anyone can improve the more they practice.
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     すればするほど  あなた     なる   
The nicer you are to people, the happier you'll be.
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  だが          ほど        ばかり だった  
Unfortunately, the more we talk, the more misunderstanding appeared.

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AVerb: ~ば (Conditional) BVerb: Dictionary Form
 
Aい-adjective: ければ form Bい-adjective
 
Aな-adjective ならば Bな-adjective
 
ANoun であれば/なら BNoun である
 
 
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The ~たら conditional can also be used but only for verb.

いたらあるくほど、ってしまった。
The more I walked, the more I got lost.
6 years ago
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[ Aほどに、B]often used for writing, while[Aば、AほどB]often used for speaking.

https://hinative.com/en-US/questions/502382
6 years ago

Discussion about this grammar
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Na-adjective + なら (ば) + Na-adjective + な + ほど
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12 years ago
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Added‾!
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12 years ago
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Grammar mod. Level: 1, : 500
なら or であれば + である + ほど is also a valid construction.
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12 years ago
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Where does the なら fit in?
NならNであるほど?
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12 years ago
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Grammar mod. Level: 1, : 500
Yeah, like that.
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: ~5
Studying: Intermediate Japanese
Level: 5, : 72
I agree with fareastfurafaro about 'であればあるほど’ being another valid construction for 'na' adjectives with this structure. In the Intermediate Japanese textbook, it shows that as the main way to use this grammar with 'na' adjectives. Would it be worth adding it to the construction examples? Here is the exact example it gives: はかんたん[b][u]であればあるほど[/u][/b]いい。 [color=green](Simpler explanations are better)[/color] It doesn't even put anything in front of the second 'ある' in the sentence.
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10 years ago
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Verb: ~ば(Conditional)A+ばVerb: Dictionary Form +ほど+Result should be : Verb: ~ば(Conditional)A+Verb: Dictionary Form +ほど+Result Since you will have a double ば otherwise.
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10 years ago
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Thanks for catching the typo!
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10 years ago
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[font=verdana]Isn't である also a possible construction for na-adjectives? As in: Na-adjective+であれば+na-adjective+であるほど[/font]
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9 years ago
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Years Studied: Too many
Studying: Intermediate Japanese Revised (Plus anything I find)
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The verb explination formating is off so it is really hard to understand.

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5 years ago
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Fixed, thanks!

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5 years ago
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There's something that keeps puzzling me about this construction.
ば~ほど in combination with verbs mostly implies
- frequency of performing a certain action => "the more (often) one does..." or
- time spent on that action => "the more (years) one studies..."
But those verbs are always on their own and nothing is mentioned about the quality of that action. What happens if I want to attach an adverb to the verb? How would I express things like "the faster s.o. runs", "the harder s.o. studies", "the higher the sun rises" etc. with focus on the attributive aspect of the action?
Thanks
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3 years ago
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Level: 823, : 324
You can absolutely use this grammar with adverbs to further describe the manner of the action.
I would translate the ones you mentioned as:
ればるほど。。。 - The faster one runs...
もっとすればするほど。。。 - The harder one studies...
くなればなるほど。。。 - The higher the sun rises...
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3 years ago



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