Express a negative comparison in Japanese

You can use the sentence structure -ほど + negative to express a negative comparison.

ほど has to be used with nouns, same as you use より with nouns.


私は英語ほどフランス語が上手じゃありません。

(わたしはえいごほどフランスごがじょうずじゃありません。

I am not good in French like I am in English.


この本はあの本ほどおもしろくないです。

This book is less interesting than that one.


姉は兄ほど話しません。

(あねはあにほどはなしません。)

My sister doesn't talk as much as my brother does.