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Comparative

Post by tanuki » Sat 03.04.2006 10:32 am

Hello, all!

How do you form the comparative in Japanese? For example, if I wanted to say "This book is more interesting than that one" or something like that? Thanks a lot!
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RE: Comparative

Post by Roronoa Zoro » Sat 03.04.2006 11:32 am

the legend of zelda ocarina of time is the best videogame EVER made!!!B)
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RE: Comparative

Post by adam » Sat 03.04.2006 12:10 pm

_____no hou ga _____ yori (adjective) desu.
_____ha ____ yori (adjective) desu.

So for example,
tenisu ha yakyuu yori omoshiroi desu.
Tennis is more interestinng than baseball.

tenpura ha sushi yori oishii desu.
Tempura is more delicious than sushi.

or

nihongo no hou ga chugokugo yori kantan desu.
japanese is easier than chinese.
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RE: Comparative

Post by tanuki » Mon 03.06.2006 9:41 am

Oh, I see, thanks a lot. And what is the difference between the two ways? Is one more formal than the other?
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RE: Comparative

Post by coco » Mon 03.06.2006 11:57 am

狸先生.
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/readarti ... id=160#q12
This thread might be your help. also explained some about より 〜 ほう.
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/vi ... =11&t=2946

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RE: Comparative

Post by sgtkwol » Mon 03.06.2006 12:58 pm

Since it ends in です(desu), isn't that where the formal and informal come from? So だ would be an informal form of it. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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RE: Comparative

Post by Infidel » Tue 03.07.2006 1:49 am

adam wrote:
_____no hou ga _____ yori (adjective) desu.
_____ha ____ yori (adjective) desu.
Technically, the desu is not necessary for true adjectives and da is never used with true adjectives. Noun adjectives can take da or desu.
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なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。

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