方がまし, 方が増し, ほうがまし

  • hōgamashi

Definition of 方がまし,方が増し,ほうがまし

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)

  • I would rather
  • I would as lief do
  • strong preference

Examples of 方がまし,方が増し,ほうがまし in a Sentence

降伏するくらいなら死んほうが増し
I would rather die than yield.
はそれするくらいなら死んほうがまし
I may as well die as do it.
You might as well throw your money away as spend it on gambling.
言いなりになるくらいなら独りで暮らした方がまし
I would rather live by myself than do as he tells me to do.
Bad news is preferable to an absence of information.
バラとげ刺されるよりは、いらくさとげ刺された方がまし
It is better to be stung by a nettle than pricked by a rose.
他人任せるくらいなら全然飼わない方がまし
You may as well not keep a dog at all as leave it to someone else.
餓死するくらいなら溺死したほうがまし
I might as well drown as starve.
アメリカ行くくらいなら国内にいるほうがまし
You might as well stay at home as go to America.
You might just as well throw your money into the sea as lend it to him.
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