Japanese grammar …のは~ぐらいのものだ ~noha~guraimonoda

Japanese grammar …のは~ぐらいのものだ ~noha~guraimonoda

Let’s learn Japanese grammar …のは~ぐらいのものだ ~noha~guraimonoda :

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

~のは~ぐらいのものだ

Meaning and how to use :

Describe thing in the first clause of a sentence that can only happens in a case mentioned in the 2nd clause. Means disregarding or not highly evaluating thing.

For example

彼は僕に会いに行くのは、何か助けてもらいたいぐらいのものだ。
Kare ha boku ni ai ni iku no ha, nani ka tasuke te morai tai gurai no mono da.
The reason why he comes to see me is that he mights just want to have my help.

頑強な彼女は大きな声で泣くのは、深刻な痛みを受けたぐらいのものだ。
gankyou na kanojo ha ookina koe de naku no ha, shinkoku na itami o uke ta gurai no mono da.
She’s strong, she will cry only because of a serious injury.

あの大きな会社は突然経営しないのは、破産ぐらいのものだ。
ano ookina kaisha ha totsuzen keiei shi nai no ha, hasan gurai no mono da.
If that big company stops their business, it’s only because they are bankrupt.

能力がある田中さんが会社を辞めるのは、仕事をあきらめるぐらいのものだ。
nouryoku ga aru tanaka san ga kaisha o yameru no ha, shigoto o akirameru gurai no mono da.
Excellent person like Tanaka leaves company, it’s only because he gets bored.

本が好きな彼は途中でやめるのは、その本は本当につまらないぐらいものだ。
hon ga suki na kare ha tochuu de yameru no ha, sono hon ha hontouni tsumaranai gurai mono da.
Only because of a too boring book can he stop reading.

Related structures :

くらい kurai
くらい~はない kurai~hanai
くらいなら kurainara
くらいの~しか~ない kuraino~shika~nai
くらいだから kuraidakara
~のは~くらいものだ。~noha~kuraimonoda.

above is Japanese grammar …のは~ぐらいのものだ ~noha~guraimonoda. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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