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~くらい/ぐらい

Usage:

Verb(Dictionary Form, Past Tense Form, Negative Form…) + くらい/ぐらい

Te Form of Verb + いる + くらい/ぐらい

イ-Adjective + くらい/ぐらい

ナ-Adjective + な + くらい/ぐらい

Noun + くらい/ぐらい

 

Meaning 1:

so/such…that…(high level)

 

Examples:

こわくてこわくて、大声おおごえさけびたいくらいだった。

I was so scared that I wanted to scream out.

 

今日きょういそがしくて、おひるべるかんもないくらいだ。

I’m so busy today that I don’t have time to have lunch.

 

Notes:

1.You can use ~ほど to replace くらい/ぐらい when it means “so/such…that…”.(high level)

今日きょういそがしくて、おひるべるかんもないほどだ。

I’m so busy today that I don’t have time to have lunch.

2.You can use ~くらい/ぐらい~はない to express the highest level.

かれくらいりょくするひとはいない。

There is no one that works harder than him.

3.You can use ~ほど~はない to express the highest level too.

かれほどりょくするひとはいない。

There is no one that works harder than him.

 

Meaning 2:

so/such…that…(low level)

 

Example:

こんな簡単かんたんなことくらい、だれでもできる。

This task is so simple that anyone could do it.

 

Note:

You can’t use ~ほど to replace くらい/ぐらい when it means “so/such…that…”.(low level)
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2 thoughts on “~くらい/ぐらい

  1. I wonder when it’s more likely to use ぐらい instead of くらい since i hear the latter much more.

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      Both are okay, you can use both.

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