Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 9: 19/19

何(なに)より
be glad, be relieved, most・best, above all else, more than anything

Structure
より + ()+ Phrase
より + + Noun
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  • [A set expression meaning that there is nothing better than something, or to express that one is overjoyed over something]
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久(ひさ)しぶりに挨拶(あいさつ)する時(とき):「元気(げんき)そう何(なに)よりです。」
When greeting someone we haven’t seen for a long time: "I am really glad that you seem to be doing well."
[お元気で何よりです is another popular variant. Lit. “It is above all else that you seem healthy.” This is very common]
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記事(きじ):「両親(りょうしん)にとって自分(じぶん)子供(こども)の健康(けんこう)が何(なに)より大切(たいせつ)です。」
Article: "For parents, there is nothing more important than the health of their children."
[何より is often used with expressions like 大切、大事、素晴らしい、好き、嫌い、etc]
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らくさん:「あなたにもらった本(ほん)、わたしの息子(むすこ)がとても気(き)に入(い)っています。」
おのでらさん:「それ何(なに)よりです。」
Raku: "My son loved the book he received from you."
Onodera: "I am really glad."
[It is very common to use 何より with それは]
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Books
Tobira
Page 282
[AIAIJ] An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
Page 188