ほど-2 ([ほど-2] )(hodo-2)
Meaning: to the extent of; to the extent that ~; (not as) ~ as ~ ; about [REL. bakari; kurai] 私はレンズほど強くありません。
Example: (Lit, I'm not strong as Lenz's extent. (=I'm not as strong as Lenz))
JLPT Level: 3
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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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- くらい (ばかり and くらい also means 'about' when they are used with a number and a counter. The difference among the three is that ばかり and ひど can be used with an exact number or amount of something, whereas くらい cannot.
その りんごを二つばかり/ほど/*くらいください。) [lenzras]
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