More than with ~方が and ~より


Two objects are compared by appending (ほう)が to the subject (the “more”), and appending より to the item being compared with (the “lesser”).

If the subject is a noun, の方が is used. If the subject is a な adjective, な方が is used. Verbs and い adjectives simply use 方が.

Examples of ~方が and ~より

Further Reading

  • Chino, Naoko. “Basic Pattern 11.” A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns, Kodansha, 2000, pp. 92–93
  • Kamiya, Taeko. “Making Comparisons” Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication, Kodansha, 2005, p. 66