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rather, more than
cold rather than cool
That person is graceful rather than pretty.
#5783 Author: ananya
"Your wife is a very cheerful person, isn't she?" "Nah, you should probably say noisy
#6239 Author: rubyhatchet
than a genius,
it's better to say that he is
#1185 Author: dc
This year's summer was so cool that it'd be better to say it was cold
(rather than cool).
#1189 Author: dc
This magazine is
more boring than
#5699 Author: Archana
being cute, she looks scary.
#5700 Author: Archana
The person Mr.yamada was very interested to reading books.so,it would be better to say scholar rather than engineer.
#7149 Author: sureshnihon
To me, this music is noisy,
#1184 Author: dc
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「Ａというより、Ｂ」: B is the speaker's judgement or opinion.
＊むしろ is often used with this grammar. However, it's simply emphasis and doesn't translate very well. For example, 「彼は、天才というより、むしろ変人だ。」(He's *more* an oddball rather than a genius.)
Ｖ(plain form) + というより
いＡ + というより
なＡ・Ｎ + (だ)というより
I kinda agree with Sumofan. We do not normally say as suggested by #5699. 面白いというより滑稽です would be acceptable.
I don't think というより is used for complete opposites. So #5699 seems strange to me.
leslie - that doesnt quite fit some of the examples above. the ones i added i think came from a university database, so mostly checked.
I'm gonna stick my neck out and declare というより is used mainly when expressing degree (cool/cold) rather than opposites (interesting/boring). I think of it as "more to the point" or "more accurately."
#5700 かわい should be かわいい.
むしろ [mushiro] also means "rather" and so i think in your example it just adds emphasis. rather than being interesting, that magazine is boring. _in fact_ its boring
What is the difference between この雑誌は面白いというよりつまらないです and この雑誌は面白いというよりむしろつまらないです. I think they are same.
two meanings - "rather than" - and "more than" - Ugly rather/more than pretty - or- more than pretty, beautiful.
As for 1st eg. okurigana(declensional Kana ending) is missing. 寒い=samu i
というより is made up of と＋いう＋より. Basically, we may need より standing alone, if you don't already have it.
I've added a link to より.
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