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より
yori
JLPT N3
Edit  Amatuka
Meaning
than, rather than
Tokyo is larger than Kyoto.
Edit  Amatuka
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Phrases
わたしはにくよりさかなのほうがいい。
I prefer fish to meat.
Edit  #914 Amatuka
げんじつはきいたよりももっとかなしい。
The reality is much sadder than what I have heard.
Edit  #1194 bamboo4
これよりほかにほうほうがないんだよ
There's really no other better way than this.
Edit  #3149 edo, dc
いっぱんににほんじんは、じぶんたちがかつてよりくらしむきがよくなったとかんがえている。
The Japanese at large consider themselves better off than they used to be.
Edit  #4768 Miki
かれはわたしよりはやくはしることができる。
He is able to run faster than I am.
Edit  #4983 LittleFish
それより、バスをおりてからでんわしてください。
Rather than that,please call me after you have gotten down from the bus. rather than (2004JLPT3Listening)
Edit  #5937 bluefin
わたしはかれよりサッカーがうまくできる。
I can play soccer better than him.
Edit  #7442 8211Sakakibara
Discussion and comments
edo - i think that example better fits on the [hokanai] page...
dc
In general it "lowers" whatever is before it. I was at first confused when I saw this by itself (Without having の方が to tell me what it exactly was worse/better than), and was hesitant about using it in conversation; I wasn't sure if I was making myself lower or someone else lower.
LittleFish
#1194 bamboo-san, I think 現実は聞いたことよりももっと悲しい。 would be better.
Miki