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に等しい [にひとしい] (nihitoshii)
    Meaning: equivalent to
    Example: coins are equivalent to cash
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #4903   火星は地球とよく似ているだけにひとしお興味をひく。  
Mars is all the more interesting for its close resemblance to our earth.  
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ex #4904   3角形のすべての角の和は180度に等しい 
All the angles in a triangle are equal to 180 degrees.  
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ex #4905   あなたの返答はほとんど脅迫に等しい 
Your answer almost amounts to a threat.  
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ex #4906   あの会社との契約はあってなきに等しいものです。  
A contract with that company is worth next to nothing.  
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ex #4907   この条件では拒絶に等しい 
These conditions amount to refusal.  
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ex #4908   この地域の失業はほぼないに等しい 
Unemployment in this part of the country is virtually nonexistent.  
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ex #4909   滑り出しが好調なら事は半ば成就したのに等しい 
Well begun is half done.[Proverb]  
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ex #4910   君の言葉はほとんど屈辱に等しい 
Your remark amounts almost to insult.  
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ex #4911   真実と科学者の関係は言葉と詩人の関係に等しいとしばしば言われてきた。  
It has often been said that facts are to the scientist what words are to the poet.  
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ex #4912   水と魚の関係は、空気と人間の関係に等しい 
Water is to fish what air is to man.  
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ex #4913   読書と精神の関係は、食物と肉体の関係に等しい 
Reading is to the mind what food is to the body.  
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ex #4914   彼を雇うことは誰も雇わないことに等しい 
Employing him amount to employing nobody.  
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ex #4915   本の心に対する関係は、食糧の体に対する関係に等しい 
Books are to the mind what food is to the body.  
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ex #4916   葉と植物との関係は、肺と動物との関係に等しい 
Leaves are to the plant what lungs are to the animal.  
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Mikiex #4903 にひとし is a combination of に + part of ひとしお. 
Mikiにひとし should be にひとしい = に等しい 
dcthanks miki, wondered why i couldnt find any examples... 
ezekial01How does this grammar point differ from に当たる?
 
chamchamis に等しい basically the same thing as と同じ ? 

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