Grammar Info
N3 Lesson 7: 9/21

と並(なら)んで
in line with, comparable with, along with, just like, as … as

Structure
Noun + 並んで
Noun + 並ぶほど
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Often, when the 格助詞(かくじょし) (case marking particle) と is used alongside the 接続助詞(せつぞくじょし) (conjunction particle) て containing form of the う - Verb 並(なら)ぶ ‘to line up’, the meaning of ‘to be comparable with (A)’, or ‘to be in line with (A)’ will be conveyed.
と並(なら)んで will be preceded by nouns, or noun phrases.
  • このアニメはサザエさんと並(なら)んで、日本中(にほんじゅ)愛(あい)されている
    This anime is as loved as Sazae-san in Japan. (In line with the same level of love)
  • ここはきしめんも手羽先(てばさき)と並(なら)んで人気(にんき)です
    Here, kishimen is comparable in popularity to chicken wings.
Occasionally, the plain form of 並(なら)ぶ can be seen alongiside ほど, to show that (B) is ‘at the extent of being in line with (A)’.
  • 日産(にっさん)はトヨタと並(なら)ぶほど車(くるま)出(だ)しています
    Nissan produces almost in line with the amount of cars as Toyota.
  • この映画(えいが)はあの映画(えいが)と並(なら)ぶほどいいほとんど人(ひと)はこの映画(えいが)選(えら)ぶ。
    This movie is almost comparable to that movie in how good it is, but most people would choose this one.
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この芸術作品(げいじゅつさくひん)はモナ・リザと並(なら)んで高(たか)く評価(ひょうか)されている。
This piece of art is valued as highly as Mona Lisa.
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ラーメンもまた、寿司(すし)と並(なら)んで人気(にんき)の日本食(にほんしょく)だ。
Ramen is a popular Japanese food, as well as sushi.
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喫煙(きつえん)は揚(あ)げ物(もの)と並(なら)んで癌(がん)を引(ひ)き起(お)こす確率(かくりつ)が高(たか)い
Smoking has as high a probability of causing cancer as deep-fried foods do.
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