JLPT N3 Grammar (hodo)

Meaning

degree; extent; bounds; upper limit

How to use

Verb (casual, non-past)
ほど
Noun
な-adjective + な
い-adjective
hodo ほど jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【ほど】(hodo). Meaning: degree; extent; bounds; upper limit.

Usually, this is used to express the degree or extent of something. It can be used both as an approximation or as an upper limit.

In some ways, it is similar to , but it has a bit of a stronger emphasis and can also be used in other ways.

Special Patterns With ほど (hodo)


hodo ほど jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 learn japanese flashcards

Click the image to download the flashcard.
Download all N3 grammar flashcards.

JLPT Grammar E-Book Download

Download our complete
JLPT N3 Grammar Master E-book.

become a patron

Access ALL extra downloads, ebooks, and study guides by supporting JLPT Sensei on Patreon.

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

Click the below red button to toggle off and and on all of the hints, and you can click on the buttons individually to show only the ones you want to see.

Example #1

きみほどうつくしいひとはいません。
kimi hodo utsukushii hito wa imasen.
There is no one that rivals your beauty.
Example #2

しぬほどのどがかわいている。
shinu hodo nodo ga kawaiteiru.
I'm so thirsty I could die..
Example #3

ことしほどあめのふったとしはなかった。
kotoshi hodo ame no futta toshi wa nakatta.
It rained more this year than any other year.
Example #4

としをとるほどからだがよわくなる。
toshi o toru hodo karada ga yowaku naru.
My body becomes weaker as I grow older.
Example #5

びっくりするほどおおきいあかちゃん。
bikkuri suru hodo ookii akachan.
The child was surprisingly large.
Example #6

JLPTせんせいほど、せいとのことをたいせつにおもっているせんせいはいません。
JLPT sensei hodo, seito no koto o taisetsu ni omotteiru sensei wa imasen.
There is no teacher that cares as much about their students as JLPT Sensei.
Example #7

かれはあなたのちちおやでもおかしくないほどとしうえだ。
kare wa anata no chichioya demo okashikunai hodo toshiue da.
He's old enough to be your dad.
Example #8

えきにちかいほどやちんがたかい。
eki ni chikai hodo yachin ga takai.
The closer to the station, the more expensive the rent.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
生徒せいとstudent
大切たいせつtreasure
降るふるto precipitate
ビックリsurprise
赤ちゃんあかちゃんbaby
きみyou

View all JLPT N3 Vocabulary Lessons

JLPT N3 vocabulary list

View all JLPT N3 Grammar Lessons

JLPT N3 grammar list

Recommended JLPT N3 Books

Nihongo So-matome: JLPT N3 Grammar

In my opinion, this is the best book for studying JLPT N3 grammar. This is the book I used and it helped me pass the JLPT on my first try. It covers all of the JLPT N3 Grammar in 6 weeks, with an easy to follow study schedule. There are translations in English (and other languages), but most of the book and explainations are written in Japanese.
See price on Amazon

Kanzen Master Jlpt N3 Grammar

This is my second recommded JLPT N3 grammar book., which also covers all of the grammar that you need to know to pass the JLPT n3, and includes great practice excercises. One down side though, is it's mostly in Japanese, but that will help you in the long run.
See price on Amazon

Tobira Gateway to Intermediate Japanese

This textbook was designed to help beginner Japanese learners go to the intermediate / advanced level. It's extremely highly rated, well-structured, full of visual aids and tons if information. It's about the same size as the Genki books, but full of more information and entirely in Japanese. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get more serious with their Japanese studies.
See price on Amazon

Jlpt N3 Japanese Lauguage Proficiency Test Official Practice Test

This is the official practice test of the JLPT N3. I highly recommend doing at least 1 practice test before taking the real test.
See price on Amazon