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About A; around A (approximation)

  1. About A; around A (approximation)
  2. So much B that it's like A
    The extent/degree of B is so high that it seems like A.
  3. There is nothing as B as A.
  4. The more A, B
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この ズボン     センチ ほど   して ください  
Please make these pants about 3 centimeters longer.
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あの    1   ほど           
Around 10,000 people live in that town.
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これほど    調               
I didn't know Mom's condition was this bad.

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ほど
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ほど (about one hour)

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So much B that it's like A
The extent/degree of B is so high that it seems like A.

  1. About A; around A (approximation)
  2. So much B that it's like A
    The extent/degree of B is so high that it seems like A.
  3. There is nothing as B as A.
  4. The more A, B
かれ チータ    ほど はや   
He is fast enough that he can win against the cheetah!
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すごい  この     あなた         ほど   じゃん  
Wow! These shoes are all yours? There are so many I can't count!
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        ほど シーフード      
They eat so much seafood that it's like they're an islander.
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あの                シーン          ほど     だった  
In that movie, watching the scene where the protagonist dies is so sad it's unbearable.
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       ほど             
It was stormy enough that I couldn't go out.
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この   ため     ほど     
This painting is beautiful enough to make you sigh.

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ほど
BAction, Condition
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プロほど (as good as a pro(fessional))

AVerb: Casual
ほど
BAction Condition
Basic Examples:
ほどずかしい (so embarrassed (I could) die)

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There is nothing as B as A.

  1. About A; around A (approximation)
  2. So much B that it's like A
    The extent/degree of B is so high that it seems like A.
  3. There is nothing as B as A.
  4. The more A, B
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ピカチュー ほど    ポケモン  いない  
There isn't a pokemon that is liked as much as Pikachu.
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あの    ほど         いない  
There is not an animal that can fly as high as that blue bird.
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この     あの  ほど      ない  
There's not another gem in the world as beautiful as that one!
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これほど          には ない  
There are no plants as big as this in other countries.
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  これほど  調        ない でしょう  
I've never had a day where I felt that bad.

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ANoun
ほど
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BAdjective
CNoun (living thing)
いない
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ほどいいいない (there's no one as good as she is)

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The more A, B

  1. About A; around A (approximation)
  2. So much B that it's like A
    The extent/degree of B is so high that it seems like A.
  3. There is nothing as B as A.
  4. The more A, B
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        ほど    なります  
The more I think of him the happier I get.
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      ほど        
The more I talk to him, the angrier I get.
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     ほど   なります   
The more the snow accumulates the colder it gets.

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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

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I'm not sure of the rule for fictional characters but I'm pretty sure you should put いない instead of い for the Pikachu sentence.
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13 years ago
Studying: JLPT 2
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I second Gaicha, but I'm not sure either. I am sure that the concept of いる can be used for many things even remotely alive or lifelike, such as statues of people.
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13 years ago (Edited 13 years ago.)
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Hey, doesn't the second construction, "The more A, B", need the ば form?

Like this: ければくほどはい。
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13 years ago
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Fixed the Pikachu thing. Also, the reibun that is in there for 'The more A, B' shouldn't be there; that's a different usage. That's why the ば is missing. I distinctly remember them being separate in the textbook, but I actually don't have any good example sentences for it.
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13 years ago
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Dictionary form verb + ほど
Noun + ほど
Na-adjective + な (である) + ほど
I-adjective + ほど

くほどえる。(けばくほど)
いいほどく、しいをしている。
いほど、おいしいができるとれている。
がきれいなほどがる
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12 years ago
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Thanks! I added it to the bottom meaning, let me know if you feel they should be added elsewhere (although the example sentences you gave all go with that last meaning).
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12 years ago
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It's interesting that ほど is a N4 vocabulary term, but all of its grammar usages seem to be N2.
Perhaps this usage could be added under N4 (there's not much to it, as far as I can tell it is pretty much identical to くらい or およそ in function):

ほど -- about; around; some

50ほどく -- walk for about 50 minutes
ほど -- about a week ago
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10 years ago (Edited 10 years ago.)
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Added!
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10 years ago
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Is the first grammar here the exact same as the grammar ほどだ and the second grammer point in くらい/ぐらいだ ??
Or is there a tad difference in all???
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10 years ago
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I don't see much of a difference between the first point on this page and the one on the ほどだ page, I'm not really sure why they both exist. Also, I believe that ほど can be used pretty much exactly like くらい to suggest an approximation.
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10 years ago
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i figured. i just didnt want to go writing sentences and all that for no reason ya know?
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10 years ago
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The exist separately because they use different core words, even if they have relatively similar meanings. It makes it easier to others to find the material, keep different meanings using the same word together, and at the same time minimizing the length of any single grammar page.
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10 years ago
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Ah, that makes sense. I could see some of the grammar pages getting pretty long if you didn't split them up like that.
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10 years ago
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I kind of agree with valymer but I guess I'll just transfer my sentence from ほどだ to here :-\
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9 years ago
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Sorry if I am wrong, but I think there is a mistake in the picture sentence (はチータいですよ).

I found this note on the Grammar:

When hodo is preceded by a noun, the predicate must be negative. The following sentence is ungrammatical.

*ほどつよい。
(I am as strong as Taro.)
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2 years ago
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Apparently I am using the same grammar book. ^^
But since demonstratives work with an affirmative predicate, it raises the question why nouns are so exceptional...?
If the sentence was changed to something like はチータもけるほどいですよ。(= He's so fast he can even outrun a cheetah.) it'll still work with the picture, I suppose.
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2 years ago
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I'm terribly sorry about that - I know the grammar book you're talking about. We want to save the picture, so we're going to try and come up with a different sentence.
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2 years ago
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Thanks for the wait! I've updated the sentence to something more fitting.
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2 years ago



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