Japanese より(も) むしろ grammar yori(mo)mushiro

Japanese より(も) むしろ grammar yori(mo)mushiro
Japanese より(も) むしろ grammar yori(mo)mushiro

Let’s learn Japanese より(も) むしろ grammar yori(mo)mushiro :

Formation :

N+より(も)むしろ
Vる/Vている+より(も)むしろ

Meaning and how to use :

“thing, object in the first clause has a higher level than one in the second clause”. In compairing, it means “If we must choose, it’s better to choose the second”.

For example

そんなに激しい雨が降ることを知っていたら、海に行くより、むしろ家にいたほうがいいじゃないか。
Sonnani hageshii ame ga furu koto o shitte i tara, umi ni iku yori, mushiro ka ni i ta hō ga ii ja nai ka.
If I had known it would rain, I would have stayed at home rather than go to the beach.

彼に協力しても、ひどい扱いをされることが分かったら、協力よりも、むしろ何でもしたくない。
kare ni kyōryoku shi te mo, hidoi atsukai o sareru koto ga wakattara, kyōryoku yori mo, mushiro nani demo shi taku nai.
If I had known that he still treated me badly though I help him, I would rather do nothing than help.

君はあの子に激しく泣かせよりむしろ、一緒に遊んだほうがいいよ。
kimi wa ano ko ni hageshiku nakase yori mushiro, issho ni ason da hō ga ii yo.
Instead of making the child cry, you had better play with him.

勝手にこの苦い薬を飲むよりむしろお医者さんにみてもらったほうがいいと思う。
katte ni kono nigai kusuri o nomu yori mushiro o isha san ni mi te moratta hō ga ii to omou.
Instead of taking pill, I think I better meet the doctor.

その自慢する人に頼まるよりむしろ、自分でやった方がいい。
sono jiman suru hito ni tanoma ru yori mushiro, jibun de yatta hō ga ii.
I had better do it my self instead of having this arrogant person do it.

Related structures :

むしろ mushiro
ぐらいならむしろ gurainaramushiro, gurainara mushiro
というよりむしろ toiuyorimushiro, toiuyori mushiro
より(も)むしろ yori(mo)mushiro

above is Japanese より(も) むしろ grammar yori(mo)mushiro. 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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