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Questions tagged [particle-より]

助詞「より」. Used in comparisons as a reference point ("compared to", "more than"). It can be also used to mean "from" (equivalent to から).

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How to understand 「僕は誰より彼女が好きなんだ。」

I don't understand 「僕は誰より彼女が好きなんだ。」. I guess 好きなんだ means love, but なん means not. Can anyone help me?
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Clarification on comparative constructions is needed

Here's a sentence: シベリアより東の地域はシベリアの中部ほど寒くないです。 I understand what it says but I don't understand why 「より」 is used right after 「シベリア」, and why the word order is not like this: ...
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Confused with より

I'm translating a song from 池森秀一 DEEN and I came across this sentence: 生きてゆきたい 今日より明日へ And I got confused because my translation was 'I want to keep living, from today to/towards tomorrow'....
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「AのほうがBより(property)」 vs. 「AはBより(property)」

In Genki I, chapter 10 I've learned: AのほうがBより(property)。 A is more (property) than B. Example: 中国のほうが日本より大きいです。 Now I just came across the following example sentence: 新かん線はふつうの電車より速いです。 ...
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Distinguishing between 'on' and 'above'

世界のルールで、島は水より上に出ていなければならないと決まっています。 World rules determine that an island must stick out above the water. In this sentence 水より上 clearly means 'above the water', but when I look in bilingual ...
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Problem with 大きくなって

I'm translating a letter and came across this sentence: 今{いま}よりもっと[大きく]{おおきく}なって... I'm having problems understanding the grammar used here. I know this means "When I get bigger" or "When I grow ...
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About より function

I knew about よりand its comparative function but it seemed not suitable for this sentence: 実家より、またご連絡いたします。 I wondered what's the meaning behind "実家より" in this context.
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Sentence misinterpretation

I'm trying to understand what I misunderstand with this sentence example from jisho: 彼らのコミュニケーションは我々が考えてきたものよりはるかに複雑かもしれません。 I thought of it as roughly their communication, being we have come ...
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Grammatic structure だれより question

Could anyone help me break down the grammatical structure in the sentence below? I understand 「~より」 indicates a superlative here, but I don’t fully understand how it combines with 「だれ 」. I am also ...
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Is より used in superlative function here?

The following is an excerpt from a conversation between me and my language partner: クジラ肉は規制があるので、食べる機会は少ないのですが、私が住んでいる地域では、馬肉より手に入りやすいです My attempt at translation: "Concerning whalemeat, because ...
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When do I use ほう with より?

Take this sentence, for example: "日本語がドイツ語より面白いです" Up until now I've never seen より without ほう (still quite a beginner), so I'm wandering if "日本語のほうがドイツ語より面白いです" is different in any way (maybe it ...
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Understanding ただより高いものはない

「むかしっからなァ、ただより高いものはないっていうことわざがあるんだぞっ。」 From the old days there's a saying that "nothing costs as much as what is given to us". I've taken the translation of ただより高いものはない straight from the dictionary,...
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Use of “yori” in this sentence

From what I can tell; this is a yes / no question coming from the line before it and the presence of "short form + の + かい". でもたまに思い出し、お前に問いかける 憎しみより深い幸福はあるのかい Does it mean, "But sometimes I ...
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Ways to say 'rather than'

I like cats rather than dogs 犬より猫が好き 犬よりも猫が好き 犬というより猫が好き Which, if any, of the above are correct and what is the difference between them?
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What does the word 「よりうけ」 mean?

Here is the sentence including the word. 生{せい}活{かつ}費{ひ}そのほかいっさいのせわを丹{たん}下{げ}氏{し}よりうけ
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Can より be used differently than saying “b more x than a”?

I could not find any examples of this usage, but what I'm basically asking is whether or not this is possible: 怒るより悲しいですよ Rather than being mad, I am sad Is this a legitimate way of using より?
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When to use “もっと” vs “より”

Giving examples if possible, what's the difference between e.g. もっと大きい and より大きい to mean "more (than)"/"bigger (than)"? In what situations would you use もっと over より and vice versa? For instance, why ...
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Additional nuance of より with time

It seems to me that より has virtually no meaning when used as shown below. Consider these: Please come before five O'clock: 五時前に来てください 五時より前に来てください Please come after five O'clock: 五時後に来てください (*...
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Problem understanding a sentence

The sentence トムは私より身長が高いです。 means "Tom is taller than I me." but I'm trying to find the meaning of each word in order to understand the japanese sentence better. Here is what I have so far: トムは(Tom ...
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より not used for comparing?

The title of a piano arrangement of a Touhou song (Hakurei Reimu's Theme) is: 「東方永夜抄 - Imperishable Night.」 より 博麗霊夢のテーム (Question) What does より do in the title? If it were to mean "from the game ...
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How should I view でより and でのより?

My basic understanding of より to compare things or ending letters, is failing me when there's a で or での in front of it. As I write this, I'm wondering, can read でより as "with, more", "in, more"? ...