ほど

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Japanese[edit]

Particle[edit]

ほど (romaji hodo)

  1. : "as much as"; upper limit
     (かれ)ほど日本語 (にほんご)がうまくない。
    Kare hodo Nihongo ga umakunai.
    My Japanese isn't as good as his.
     (はや)ほど ()い。
    Hayai hodo ii.
    The sooner, the better.
     (まな)べば (まな)ほど (なに) ()らなかった (こと) ()づく
    Manabeba manabu hodo, nani mo shiranakatta koto ni kizuku
    The more I learned, the more I felt I didn't know anything.
    あいつを (ころ)したいほど (きら)いだ。
    Aitsu o koroshitai hodo kirai da.
    I hate him so much that I want to kill him.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When an i-adjective is marked with ほど, there should be no verb, since an adjective cannot be the agent or patient of a verb in Japanese.

Noun[edit]

ほど (romaji hodo)

  1. : degree, bounds, extent
  2. 歩度: walking pace