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方がマシ
方がまし
方が増し
Readings
ほうがマシ
hougamashi

Reading restricted to 方がマシ
ほうがまし
hougamashi

Reading restricted to 方がまし
Reading restricted to 方が増し
English
Expression
I would rather, I would as lief do, strong preference

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Kanjis
ON: ホウ KUN: かた, -かた, -がた
direction, person, alternative

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-2-2 FC: 0022.2


ON: ゾウ KUN: ま.す, ま.し, ふ.える, ふ.やす
increase, add, augment, gain, promote

Stroke: 14 Grade: 5 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-3-11 FC: 4816.6


Phrases
降伏するくらいなら死んだほうが増しだ。
Parts: 降伏 (こうふく) くらいなら 死ぬ (しぬ) 方がまし (ほうがマシ)
I would rather die than yield.