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To compare two things, I would use:

りんごのほうがみかんより美味しいです。

i.e. noun のほうがnoun よりadjective

But how can I say, "Out of these five fruits, apples are the most delicious"? Or "Out of Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai, Shanghai is the biggest"?

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この五種類の果物の{中/うち}で、りんごが{一番/最も}おいしいです。
ソウルや、東京、上海の{中/うち}で上海が{一番/最も}大きいです。

  • Can のほうが still be used? – Flaw Dec 13 '11 at 7:43
  • @Flaw No. That is only for comparing two things. – user458 Dec 13 '11 at 12:55
  • also, can ましだ be used? – Flaw Dec 14 '11 at 8:54
  • @Flaw I think you can use it like 一番ましだ. – user458 Dec 14 '11 at 12:15

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