6. So . . . Wie . . . Construction

The construction so + (adjective or adverb) + wie expresses a comparison of equation, equivalent to the English expression “as . . . as . . .” These two examples demonstrate an adverbial and an adjectival use:

Sie läuft so schnell wie er.
She runs as (fast / quickly) as he does.

Ihre Wohnung ist so groß wie die Wohnung ihrer Freundin.
Her apartment is as large as her friend’s apartment.

Last revised on September 12, 2014.