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Questions tagged [particle-ほど]

助詞「ほど」. This particle describes the approximate quantity of something, whether numerical or qualitative.

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What's the meaning of “と言いうるほどに”?

I'm having some trouble understanding the "と言いうるほどに" grammar in the following excerpt from Natsume Soseki's Sanshiro. Does this mean something like: "to the point of being able to say (danger, danger, ...
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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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Use of ~ほど~物(は/も)ない

特に見物するほど珍しい物もない 自分の匂いの染み付いていない巣穴ほど落ち着かない物はない。 I didn't think too much of the first line but it did feel a bit awkward to read, but when i saw this structure later on i got a bit confused. ...
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Meaning of ほど in phrases like ご協力のほど , ご指導のほど, ご理解のほど (よろしくお願いします/ ありがとうございます) etc?

Some Japanese friends explained to me that adding のほど just makes the speech sound more formal/polite and business-like, but the logic behind the use of ほど (meaning "degree" or "extent", as I know) in ...
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Sentence from song 小さな恋の歌

I'm not sure if I translate this passage from the song right: ほら、あなたにとって、大事な人ほどすぐ側にいるの。 I'm not sure which perspective we're talking about. Is the other person right by my side because I'm important ...
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Missing noun in sentence using ほど

動物王国のムツゴロウさんちの娘になってもいいと思うほど、動物好きなまる子だが、... Maruko is a fan of animals to the extent that she thinks it's okay to become the daughter of something to do with animal kingdoms and mud skippers Whilst ...
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ほど clarification in this sentence

宜野座{ぎのざ}君、ここは口を開くほど墓穴を掘る局面ではないかね How this ほど work in this sentence? For example, I can understand that in a sentence like this one: 人が死ぬほど酷い状況です。 人が死ぬ is how much the situation is 酷い. ...
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What does ほど mean in these sentences? Also I would like translations for them

男の人は息子さんほど大きいケーキを持っていません。 女の人は息子さんほどたくさんのジュースを持っていません。
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Can we re-position ほど phrase?

The following are commonly-used patterns that I find in some resources. A: 彼は私ほどハンサムじゃない。He is not as handsome as I. B: 私ほどハンサムな男の人はいない。There is no man who is as handsome as I. Question Is it ...
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Adverb referring to previous verbs

つまり他人の未来を知る、という事は他人の現在と過去を熟知してなければならない訳だ。 それも、未来という答えを弾き出す為に、自分の人生と等価値になるほど深く。 だがそこまで他人の過去や現在を熟知してしまっては色々と不都合が生じてしまう。 I am not sure about what the second bold part refers to? I believe it ...
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Meaning and use of やるほど

In a conversation today, my friend wrote the following やればやるほど英語が上手{うま}くなる Another example: 練習をやるほどに強くなる  I'm guessing the meaning is something close to "If you study, you will become good at ...
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If I heard correctly かけずほど当てにならない, then was it 書けずほど?

I heard the following phrase in response to someone claiming that he had researched documents about some historical figure. The person who had opposing idea commented with: かけずほど当てにならない From the ...