https://www.duolingo.com/Faisane

"No other clock is this cute."

こんなに かわいいとけいは ほかに ありません。

Here is another sentence that uses both ほか and こんな, and while I can recognize it by now, I still have the greatest trouble reproducing it, even with those prefab pieces.

Could someone please take it apart for me? I'd also be grateful for explanations of the に after both こんな and ほか。

July 10, 2017

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Wiijimmy

こんな and こんなに are different words. こんな means "this kind of" and こんなに means "this level of/this much" hence こんなに is used. に is not used as a particle in this case. For the ほか, I'm not sure.

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Faisane

Thank you - that helps!

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nusete

'Besides of/In addition of so cute watch(es), we don't have any.' Or something like this.. (English is not my native). You could say that 'We don't have another ones which are so cute'. So ほかに means besides of/in addition of/ another one(s). There is also のほかに: とけいのほかになにもがありません - We don't have anything besides watches.

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Faisane

Thank you, also for the "besides" example - I'll add it to my sentence file. I think this also helps with the "There are also these" sentence in my previous question.

July 10, 2017
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