Resources > Japanese Dictionary

殆ど, 殆んど, ほとんど

  • hotondo
JLPT LEVEL 4

Definition

adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)

  • mostly
  • nearly
  • practically
  • well-nigh
  • almost invariably
  • all but
  • just about
  • almost

Examples of 殆ど,殆んど,ほとんど in a Sentence

ケイトは中国語ほとんど話せない
Kate can hardly speak Chinese.
Net profit for the period is estimated at 5 billion yen, largely unchanged from the previous one.
スイスのほとんど人々は3、4の言語話せる
Most Swiss people can speak three or four languages.
あなたに貸しすることは、ほとんど出来ないと思って下さい
You can hardly expect me to help you.
100近くがいたが、ほとんど会ったことないたちだった
There were almost 100 people, few of whom I had seen before.
150歳まで生きることほとんど不可能です
Is it next to impossible to live to be 150?
1ヶ月たったが、仕事ほとんど進んでいない
A month has passed and the work has made little progress.
2、3私たち部屋には家具ほとんどなかった
A few years ago, our room had little furniture in it.
For 381 days, the buses of Montgomery travelled back and forth on their routes, almost empty.
Even three centuries ago, most Western Europeans still used their fingers.

Related Study Lists

  • This list contains all words and kanji related to the JLPT N4 test. Official word and kanji lists are not available for these tests;...
  • Random words from lessons
  • This is the vocabulary and kanji from the lessons :)
  • japanese
Learn Japanese Online

Start Learning Japanese Now

Get Started
The Nihongo Master Podcast

Want to learn Japanese on the go?

Download our podcast to get all of our episodes featuring free Japanese lessons, news, and entertainment.

Download Now