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Grammar detail: むしろ

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JLPT:
むしろ - I would rather~; not so much ~ as ~
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むしろ
followed by
clause or description
means
I would rather~
or
not so much ~ as ~
The description or clause that follows むしろ indicates the thing to which preference is given.
むしろ may be used in combination with より to specify what's being compared. It differs from the structure のほうが in that more emphasis is placed on 'rather' or 'prefer' when using むしろ.
きょう
今日
あそ
よりむしろ
べんきょう
勉強
したい
I would rather study than play today.
もんだい
問題
ひよう
費用
よりむしろ
じかん
時間

The problem is not so much the cost as the time.
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See also:
  • 〜のほうが〜より - comparisons

Kanji used in this grammar

コン   キン   いま now   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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ユ   ユウ   あそ play   
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ベン    exertion   
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キョウ   ゴウ   つよ strong   つよまる to get stronger   つよめる to strengthen   しいる to compel, to force   
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モン   と question   と to ask   とん wholesale   
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ダイ    topic   
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ヒ   ついやす to spend   ついえる to be wasted   
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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