Grammar Info
N3 Lesson 7: 2/21

ずっと ②
by far, way, far...er, far...more

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ずっと + Phrase
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In addition to the ずっと used to mean ‘always’, or ‘non-stop’, this 副詞(ふくし) (adverb) may also convey that one thing is ‘by far (A)’, or ‘much more (A)’ than something else. In these phrases, ずっと usually comes at the beginning of the sentence, before a some form of comparison will be made between (A) and (B).
  • さっき見(み)た鳥(とり)よりずっと大(おお)きかったよ!
    It was much bigger than the bird we saw earlier.
  • それよりずっと昔(むかし)だよ。
    It was way more before that. (That happened way before that)
Fun Fact
Although ずっと as ‘ever since’, or ‘always’ may seem quite different to ずっと as ‘way more’, or ‘by far’, the literal meanings are actually exactly the same. In all cases, ずっと simply highlights ‘an extremely big interval’.
  • ずっと運動(うんどう)していなかったから体(からだ)が全然(ぜんぜん)動(うご)かない
    I haven't exercised for an extremely long interval, so my body does not move at all.
  • そんな変(へん)な奴(やつ)よりこっちの方(ほう)がずっとすごいよ!
    This one is so much better by a lot, compared to that weird thing!
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太陽(たいよう)のほうが地球(ちきゅう)よりずっと大(おお)きいです。
The sun is far larger than Earth.
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この車(くるま)私(わたし)のよりずっとよく見(み)える
This car looks way better than mine.
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コンピュータは以前(いぜん)に比(くら)べてずっと使(つか)いやすいようになっている。
Computers have become much easier to use than before.
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