Learn 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

Learn Japanese grammar: (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.

It is very similar in many ways to , but has a bit stronger of an emphasis and can also be used in slightly different ways.

Special Patterns

JLPT grammar ほど (hodo)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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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 wo 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

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