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勝る

Meaning

勝る まさる
Word or expression in common usage
Godan verb with `ru' ending
intransitive verb
  • to excel
  • to surpass
  • to exceed
  • to have an edge
  • to be superior
  • to outrival

Word or expression in common usage
Godan verb with `ru' ending
intransitive verb
  • to outweigh
  • to preponderate

Translations

  • 【形】preferable 【自動】prevail〔何らかの対立、対決があり、その中で最終的に勝者や優位な立場になることを言う。〕 【他動】outrace

Kanji

    • onyomiショウ
    • kunyomiか.つ-が.ちまさ.るすぐ.れるかつ
    • meaningvictory; win; prevail; excel

Sentences

  • Japanese 彼女は兄に勝るとも劣らぬくらい英語が上手だ。
    English She is good at speaking English, no less so than her brother.
  • Japanese 彼女は英語を話すのが得意で、兄に勝るとも劣らぬくらいだ。
    English She is good at speaking English, no less so than her brother.
  • Japanese よき言葉より、よき行いの方が勝る
    English Well done is better than well said.
  • Japanese 文は武に勝る
    English The pen is mightier than the sword.
  • Japanese 疲れを感じてるときは、入浴に勝る物はない。
    English When you feel tired, there is nothing like having a bath.
  • Japanese 彼女にとって息子の成長は何にも勝る喜びだった。
    English Nothing gave her greater pleasure than to watch her son growing up.
  • Japanese 彼は父に勝るとも劣らず利口だ。
    English He is not less clever than his father.
  • Japanese 二人の頭脳は一人の頭脳に勝る
    English Two heads are better than one.
  • Japanese 知恵は富に勝る
    English Wisdom is better than riches.
  • Japanese 睡眠は薬に勝る
  • Japanese 手の中の鳥一羽は森の中の十羽に勝る
    English Better a fowl in hand than two flying.
  • Japanese 健康は富に勝ることは言うまでもない。
    English It goes without saying that health is more important than wealth.
  • Japanese 健康は富に勝る。というのも、後者は前者ほど幸福をもたらさないからだ。
    English Health is above wealth; the latter gives less fortune than the former.
  • Japanese 健康が富に勝るのは言うまでも無い事だ。
    English It is needless to say health is above wealth.
  • Japanese 健康が富に勝るということは言うまでもない。
    English It goes without saying that health is above wealth.
  • Japanese 健康が富に勝ることは言うまでもない。
    English It goes without saying that health is above wealth.
  • Japanese 君は彼女に、勝るとも劣らずかわいい。
    English You are not less pretty than her.
  • Japanese どんなに粗末なものでも、我が家に勝るものはない。
    English No matter how humble it is, there's no place like home.
  • Japanese いかに粗末であろうとも我が家に勝る所はない。
    English Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
  • Japanese 今日の卵は明日の鶏に勝る
    English Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.

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