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About ~ほど

To say 'about' as in "about a week" or to show an approximate degree of something, use ~ほど

1週間ほど
isshuu kan hodo
About
a week

駅は10キロほどさきです。
eki wa jukkiro hodo saki desu.
The train station is about 10 kilometers ahead.

これは5,000円ほどで買えます。
kore wa go sen en hodo de kaemasu.
This can be bought for about 5000 yen.

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two_heads_talking's picture

Clay isn't it similar to

Clay isn't it similar to yahhari and yappari? like you mention, more about dialect than anything else.

HawaiianBoy's picture

くらいとぐらい

They are both the same and can be used interchangeably. The proper word is actually "くらい", but it can be modified into "ぐらい" in certain situations.

Sometimes it's hard to pronounce "くらい" after certain words.
For example: "三時間くらい" (about three hours)
It's easier and more natural to say "三時間ぐらい". Say it yourself and see how natural the words flow.
But if you still insist on saying "三時間くらい", it's still perfectly correct.

clay's picture

I'm sure it is.

I'm sure it is.

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gurai/kurai

what's the difference in use to gurai/kurai?

clay's picture

No difference in meaning or

No difference in meaning or use. I believe it is mostly a matter of taste similar to the two ways to pronounce "either." Some dialects may prefer one to the other, but I'm not sure.

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