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Grammar detail: 〜な分だけ

〜な分だけ - in proportion to ~; in line with ~; just as ~
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な adjective + な / noun + の / verb plain form
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な (or more rarely の)
+
ぶん
だけ
means
in proportion to ~; in line with ~; just as ~
This form is used to set one thing up as a frame of reference for describing the state of progress with something else. The 'things' in question can be literal objects or more figurative descriptions.
いつもよりがんばった
ぶん
だけ
つか
れました

I tried harder than usual, so I'm all the more exhausted.
This form is often seen as part of the set expression
ひつよう
必要
ぶん
だけ, 'as much as required':
ひつよう
必要
ぶん
だけ
べる
しゅうかん
習慣
ある
I make it a practice only to eat what I need.
The expression also forms part of the title of a famous manga series from the 1980s, ハーフな分だけ ⇗.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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ヒツ   かなら certainly, invariably   
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ヨウ   い to need   かなめ pivotal point   
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ヒ   fatigue   つかれる to be tired   
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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シュウ   なら to learn   
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カン   なれる to get used to   ならす to tame   
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