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~ほうがいい

~ほうがいい
~hou ga ii
Meaning: this is better than that
JLPT Level: 3
Examples

休んだほうがいい。
yasunda hou ga ii.
rest-better to
It's better to rest.

Notes: It is better to rest (than not to rest)

Comments

verb: TA/DA form (past tense form) of a verb + ほうがいい
noun: noun + の + ほうがいい

for offering advice; comparing two items; It is better to...

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Comparing 2 subjects:

guzu guzu suru yori, aseru hou ga ii
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instead of hesitating, it's better to hurry

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