Definition of ほとんど

ほとんどhotondoirr.

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • mostly; nearly; practically; well-nigh; almost invariably; all but; just about; almost

Example Sentences

ほとんどhotondono科学kagakuteki進歩shinpoha当然touzennoことkotoについてnitsuiteno発見hakkenni過ぎsugiないnai
Most scientific breakthroughs are nothing else than the discovery of the obvious.
彼女kanojoたちtachinokuchiからkara職場shokubano労働問題roudoumondaiga出てくるdetekuruことkotohaほとんどhotondoなかったnakatta
They rarely spoke of the labour problem at their workplace.
休日kyuujitsuwo除きnozoki3日以内inainiお届けotodokeできるdekiruケースKEESUgaほとんどhotondoですdesu
In most cases, we can deliver within three business days.
ひょんなhyonnaことkotoからkaraほんとうhontounoことkotogaわかったwakattaんだndaほとんどhotondotewo引きhikiかけたkaketaときtokini
I tumbled on the truth by the merest accident, when I'd pretty nearly chucked the whole job.
このkono宇宙uchuuにはniha知的生命体chitekiseimeitaiga存在sonzaiするsurunohaまずmazu間違いないmachigainaito思うomougaそのsono生命体seimeitaiga地球chikyuuni来るkuru可能性kanouseiha殆どhotondo無しnashi
I think it is certain that there is intelligent life in this universe, but the likelihood of that life coming to Earth is practically nil.

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