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Case particle 9:より

In this lesson, I will teach you how to use the particle より.


Function 1: the base point of comparison

If you want to compare something with the base point, you can use something like below.
Noun + + Base Point + より + …

Examples:

わたしかれよりたかい。
I’m taller than him.

とうさんすずさんより年上としうえです。
Sato is older than Suzuki.

彼女かのじょわたしいもうとより年下とししたです。
She is younger than my sister.

わたしたちかれよりつよいです。
We are stronger than them.

このスマホパソコンよりたかいです。
This smartphone is more expensive than a computer.

Function 2: starting point

If you want to express starting point, you can use から or より, より is more formal than から.

Examples:

このプロジェクト今年ことしよりはじまる。
This project starts from this year.

白線はくせんよりなかはいらないでください。
Do not go inside the white line.

8はちよりかいはじめます。
The meeting will start at 8:00.

あしたから夏休なつやすみです。
Tomorrow is Summer vacation.

来年らいねんから大学だいがくきます。
I will go to college next year.

Function 3: the material

If you want to express the material of something, you can use から or より, より is more formal than から.

Examples:

日本にほんしゅこめよりつくられた。
Sake is made from rice.

わたしたちぶどうよりワインつくります。
We make wine from grapes.

これつちよりつくられたパイプです。
This is a pipe made of clay.

チーズ牛乳ぎゅうにゅうよりつくられますか?
Can you make cheese from milk?

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You can make sentences using what you have learned in this lesson by clicking the button below, and I will check for you!

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6 thoughts on “Case particle 9:より

  1. Can から also be used in “Function 2: the starting point of time/space”?
    So: このプロジェクトは今年から始はじまる。

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      Yes, the difference is that から is less formal.

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  2. What is the difference between “comparison criterion”, “object of comparison”, and “base point for comparison” (for に, と and より)? Can に, と or より be replaced with each other?

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    1. Actually I think I understand the difference between に/と and より: より is used when comparing two things that are UNEQUAL () and に/と when comparing two things that are the same or different (= or =/=). Still, is there any difference between に and と?

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      Which function? the difference between に and と differs depends on the function

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    3. For に it’s function 9: comparison criterion, and for と is function 3: the object of comparison

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