What is the role of と in this article title?

花粉 この春東京都内で飛ぶ量は去年ほぼ同じ


Together with 同じ it is how you phrase "to be the same as". ほぼ means "roughly". So in this case, it means that there is roughly the same amount of pollen as there was last year.


と here means "to compare with". "XXとほぼ(about)同じ(same)" = "about the same with XX". と plays the role of "with".

  • 「~と同じ」は「the same as ~~」じゃないですかね...
    – Chocolate
    Jan 28 '17 at 6:26

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