ほど

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See also: ほと

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spelling

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Particle[edit]

ほど (hodo

  1. "as much as"; upper limit; degree
    (かれ)ほど()(ほん)()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.

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]
  • When an i-adjective is marked with ほど (hodo), there should be no verb, since an adjective cannot be the agent or patient of a verb in Japanese.

Noun[edit]

ほど (hodo

  1. degree, bounds, extent
Usage notes[edit]
  • The phrase ……にもほどある (……ni mo hodo ga aru, even …… has a limit) can be used to object to something.
    (じょう)(だん)にも(ほど)がある
    Jōdan ni mo hodo ga aru.
    There is a limit to jokes (to joking around).
    (しつ)(れい)にも(ほど)がある
    Shitsurei ni mo hodo ga aru.
    There is a limit to being rude.

Etymology 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of ほど – see the following entry.
歩度
[noun] walking pace
(This term, ほど, is an alternative spelling of the above Sino-Japanese term.)