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to the extent of; to the extent that ~; (not as) ~ as ~ ; about [REL. bakari; kurai]
(Lit, I'm not strong as Lenz's extent. (=I'm not as strong as Lenz))
I can't walk as fast as you can.
There is no student who studies as hard as Jennifer.
I didn't think that Mr. Nishida could play the piano
. (lit. to that extent)
Mr. Lewis's Japanese is so good that even Prof. Ota didn't notice he was a foreigner.
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1. When hodo is preceded by a noun, the predicate must be negative. The following sentence is ungrammatical.
(I am as strong as Taro.)
If a sentence or a demonstrative modifies hodo, however, the predicate of the main clause can be either affirmative or negative.
Is that job that easy (lit. easy to that extent)?
When hodo is used with a quantifier, it means 'about'. Example:
(I drank about three bottles of beer.)
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