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B is more C than A

  1. B is more C than A
  2. A is more C than B
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アメリカ   より フランス        です  
I prefer French films to American ones.
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 より       すべすべ    
Your skin is silkier than mine.
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    より        じゃない  
Isn\'t it more comfortable to live in the city than in the country?
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この    より その バイク     いい  
That motorbike is cooler than this bicycle.

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Construction
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ANoun + より + BNoun +
AVerb + より + BVerb
Aい-adjective + より + Bい-adjective
Aな-adjective + + より + Bな-adjective +
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ほう
+
+
CInformation
Examples:
よりもらう (lawyers make more than teachers)

よりなったいい (it's better to be calm than to yell)

よりいい (cheap is better than expensive)

かなよりやかなしい (lively is more fun than quiet)

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Other than いい・よい, you can also use まし for stronger expression.

するよりんだほうがましだ。
I would rather die than surrender.
4 years ago
 
A is more C than B

  1. B is more C than A
  2. A is more C than B
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 より  さん        います  
I think my wife is more scared than me.
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   より      きです  
I like the mountains more than the sea.

Getting the sentences
Construction
(Underlined elements are optional)
ANoun + + + + BNoun
AVerb Phrase + + + BVerb Phrase
Aい-adjective + + + Bい-adjective
Aな-adjective + + + + Bな-adjective +
+
より
+
CInformation
Examples:
アメリカよりきい (America is bigger than Japan)



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Discussion about this grammar
Years Studied: 1
Studying: Genki 2
Level: 1, : 4
「A より、B のほうは ...」 means B is more ... than A. It is currently the other way around in the description.
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11 years ago
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Level: 26, : 4,177
Thanks so much for catching that typo! Fixed.
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
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it might be beneficial to have something after the が in the construction to show where the comparison goes
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10 years ago
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Site admin
Level: 26, : 4,177
Got it, thanks!
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10 years ago
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3
Level: 1, : 268
What would be the difference between this form and the other より form? よりあたたかいです。 いよりやすいがいいです。 Is it that perhaps the second usage refers to general comparison, while the first is more specific?
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8 years ago
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 159, : 4,379
exactly like you said: the latter is more specific. Also, the former is much more commonly used than the latter, at least in my area ;)
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8 years ago
Years Studied: Since Nov 2018
Studying: JLPT N3
Level: 1, : 12
I've seen some examples where the format is like this ほうが~より. 

くほうがバスでくよりい・いです。
Going by car is cheaper than going by bus.
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1 year ago
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Level: 26, : 4,177
Added!
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1 year ago
Level: 1, : 4

According to A dictionary of basic Japanese grammar, the C component doesn't have to be just an adjective, it can be any predicate. As in,

のほうがさんよりよくべる。
I eat more than Ms. Ueda does.

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5 months ago
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You're right - it was too restrictive. I substituted it out for a more general term. Thanks!

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5 months ago



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