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English Reference for hou (ほう)

  1. noun direction, way, side, area (in a particular direction)
  2. side (of an argument, etc.), one's part
  3. type, category
  4. field (of study, etc.)
  5. indicates one side of a comparison
  6. way, method, manner, means
  7. length (of each side of a square)
Example sentences
He's three inches taller than I am
He held the wheel with one hand and waved to me with the other
You will be better off buying a new one than trying to fix it
I like dogs better than cats, because the former are more faithful than the latter
The hut is below the peak
He is taller than his brother
The weather here has been very unusual, but you know that's my cup of tea
I can cook better than I can play tennis
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