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Grammar detail: 〜は〜ぐらいです

〜は〜ぐらいです - ~ is as ~ as, ~ is to the extent of ~
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something is Y to the extent X
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something is as Y as X
なに
てない
ぐらい
いた
です
It hurts to the point I can't hold anything.
かれ
まいにち
毎日
ちこく
遅刻
する
ぐらい
しごと
仕事
ことどうでもいい
おも
っている
んだ
He cares so little for his work that he turns up late every day.
かのじょ
彼女
ははおや
母親
おな
ぐらい
びじん
美人

She is as beautiful as her mother.
かれ
がいしゃ
外車
える
ぐらい
かねも
金持

He is rich enough to buy a foreign-made car.
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Kanji used in this grammar

シュ   hand   て    た-    
カ   なに    なん what?   
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ジ   も to hold, to have   
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ツウ   いた painful   いた to hurt, be painful   いためる to hurt, damage   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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マイ   every, each
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
チ   おそ late   おくれる to be late   おくらす to make late   
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コク   chisel; time   きざ to chisel, engrave   
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シ   ジ   つかえる to attend to   
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ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
シ   おも to think   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ボ   はは mother   
シン   おや parent   したしい close, intimate   したしむ to befriend, grow close to   
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ドウ   おな same   
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ビ   うつくしい beautiful   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ガイ   ゲ   そと outside   ほか other   はず to remove, mislead   はずれる to come off, to miss   
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シャ   くるま car   
バイ   か to buy   
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キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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