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Questions tagged [particle-くらい]

助詞「くらい」. An adverbial particle derived from the noun 位 indicating an approximate quantity or extent. Also appears in the form ぐらい; please use this tag for ぐらい as well.

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どうして「〜たいくらいだ」には「くらい」が出るのですか

最近「むしろあなたに英語を教えてもらいたいくらいだ」という文を見かけたのですけど、英訳の「I'd rather you teach me English」を言ってみたとしたら、私なら「くらいだ」なしで、「むしろあなたに英語を教えてもらいたい」とかになるでしょうから、「くらいだ」の働きや必要性に悩んでいるのです。この「くらい」は、最低限を表すものと同じなのですか。何か軽蔑を表しているわけですか。 ...
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Confusing use of くらい and の in this dictionary definition

A dictionary (三省堂の『例解小学国語辞典第5版』) definition of 棒: 持てるくらいの長さの、細長い木や竹や金属 ???? long and thin wood, bamboo or metal. I'm stumped on the first part of this definition. I have 持てるくらいの長さ = "Length to ...
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Understanding のひとつぐらい in this context

Another question on my favourite hole. An opportunist has offered to buy the hole and rebuild the shrine for the villagers: 村長が答えるさきに、村の者たちが、 「本当かい。それならもっと村の近くがいい。」 「穴のひとつぐらい、あげますよ。」 ...
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Meaning of noun + のくらい in this sentence

教室はたった一つでしたが生徒は三年生がないだけで、あとは一年から六年までみんなありました。 It was a single classroom but, with the exception of third year students, it had everyone from year one to year six. 運動場もテニスコートのくらいでしたが、...
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use of ほどには and くらいには in this sentence

context is some bad guys talking to an arrogant rich girl that they kidnapped. Included extra context, not sure if needed. girl 「調子に乗って……! こんなの、今だけなんだからね……! あんたたちみたいなウジ虫は、社会の落伍者は、ろくなこともしないで、...
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Which verb does くらい modify in this sentence?

Which verb does the phrase ending with くらい modify in the following sentence? 気の遠くなるくらい むこうにある何か見つめて Does it modify the ある or the 見つめる? So is it He is staring at something that is overwhelmingly ...
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Meaning of 〜くらいには and a tricky sentence

I am trying to figure out the meaning of a difficult sentence: しかしそういう主観に支配されるくらいには、彼女との出会いが気の置けない友達と会うようなものではないことを僕は理解していた My main issue here is with the expression "くらいには" and what it means in ...
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Difference between くらい and くらいに

...., これ以上ないくらいに大きく目を見開いて、...  she opened her eyes as wide as possible ... I don't understand what に is doing here. I've seen plenty of examples where くらい acts adverbially without needing に. So why ...
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Understanding verb+ことくらいある

教育実習の先生同士、帰る方向が同じなら一緒に帰ることくらいあるさ If two student teachers' way home is in the same direction then going home together .?.? I can't make any sense of the part in bold. Literally "there is the extent ...
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ちょっとぐらい / ちょっとくらい meaning

I've found a sentence like this: 私がちょっとぐらい 自己中で 常識がなくても 許してくれる Which I've parsed as: Even if I'm selfish and lack common sense, he'll forgive me, to the extent that it's just a bit. or more ...
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Understanding くらい

五千円で一万円の物が買えないってことくらい、まる子にだって分かる。 Even Maruko understands that you can't buy a thing worth 10,000 yen with 5000 yen. What does くらい add to this sentence? I think it suggests that although she doesn'...
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Postpositional or prepositional くらい

I heard the following phrase from an ad for Jetstar Japan: びっくりするくらい最低よね! I know the individual meaning of the words. びっくりする - to be surprised, くらい - around(?) 最低 - lowest/cheapest This ad is ...
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What is the difference between どのぐらい and どれぐらい?

I just heard a sentence this morning - "how much money do you have?" お金、どれぐらい ある? I have always been taught "how much" is どのぐらい so hearing どれぐらい has caught me off-guard. As I recall we use この ...