Unit 6: Conjunctions, Comparatives
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.