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Grammar detail: 〜は〜ぐらいです

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JLPT:
〜は〜ぐらいです - ~ is as ~ as, ~ is to the extent of ~
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something is as ~ as ~
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something is ~ to the extent of ~
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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See also:
  • ほど - extent
  • ぐらい - about, around, approximately

Kanji used in this grammar

ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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ボ   はは mother   
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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 man   
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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   
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バイ   か to buy   
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キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ジ   も to hold, to have   
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