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person: うん痩せたいです今よりもっと

me: 私も... ;;

person: だよなー

person: I want to lose weight, now more than ever/especially now

me: Me too... ;;

person: Ya know-;)

Ok so だよなー is not an easy one to translate colloquially, but my question is about 今よりもっと.

How are my translations above, and how is this parsing?

今よりもっと

now/more/more

or

now/even more

Is this the より that means "more," as in the following example?

よりいい物が見つからないので、今ある物で我慢しよう。 Since we can't find a better one, let's make the best of what we have.

Would anyone care to explain fully if my understanding is wrong?

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The より in ヘレンより is "than", no? (よ↗り[LH]="more", より[HL・LL]="than"/"from")because it can be replaced by よりも. –  Chocolate Jul 2 '13 at 22:45
    
you're right thanks –  yadokari Jul 3 '13 at 14:11
    
(あっ、でも、なくなってるぅ~) –  Chocolate Jul 4 '13 at 22:54
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It is often the case that some part, which a speaker thinks of while speaking is added to the end of a sentence, or even added as a new sentence.

In this case

今よりもっと痩せたいです → 痩せたいです今よりもっと

Of course, the first sentence just means

I want to lose even more weight than now.

and the second sentence is just a rearranged version of the first.

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does this より mean "more" or "than"? –  yadokari Jun 29 '13 at 22:49
    
今 より もっと = now than more (i.e. more than now) –  Earthliŋ Jun 29 '13 at 23:01
    
thanks. that is all I was asking originally. –  yadokari Jun 29 '13 at 23:12
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I'm pretty sure it just means 'more than is the case at the moment' - literally 'more than now' (it's the same より that you'd use for any comparison). So for your first example, the first speaker is saying 'I want to get thinner than [I am] right now'.

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