יותר

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
י־ת־ר

Adverb[edit]

יוֹתֵר ‎(yotér)

  1. More.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Modern Hebrew, when יותר modifies a definite adjective, the ה- ‎(ha-, [definiteness marker]) attaches to it, rather than to the adjective itself.
  • יותר is typically used in connection with the preposition מ- ‎(mi-, from) (with a simple noun or pronoun) or the conjunction מאשר ‎(me'ashér, from what) (with an infinitive, prepositional phrase, or clause). These serve the same role in Hebrew that than serves in English.

Determiner[edit]

יוֹתֵר ‎(yotérm, f

  1. More.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like English more, יותר may be used with a noun, or the noun may be left implied; in either case, any adjectives or verbs agree with the noun in gender and number. יותר itself has only one form, regardless of gender and number.
  • יותר is typically used in connection with the preposition מ- ‎(mi-, from) (with a simple noun or pronoun) or the conjunction מאשר ‎(me'ashér, from what) (with an infinitive, prepositional phrase, or clause). These serve the same role in Hebrew that than serves in English.
  • When both a noun and a מ- or מאשר clause are explicitly included, יותר itself may be dropped; in this regard it differs significantly from English than.

Derived terms[edit]