What is the meaning of ように? And how can I use it?
- LingQ 101 - Getting Started, 9) 友達
I might be wrong but I think this sentence 同じように is all one word, which translates as similarly.
cwatson705 is correct.
Please read 同じように as one word.
同じように (onajiyouni) = 同じ様に (onajiyouni) = 同様に (douyouni) = likewise, similarly, equally
We often say 同様に instead of 同じように .
Here are some examples.
Teach me English. Likewise, I'll teach you Japanese.
Watch me and do likewise.
She is very beautiful, and her sister likewise.
Japanese is difficult. Arabic is equally difficult, too.
Hope this helps.
様(よう) is "a word that expresses the state of things". に is a target particle. Therefore, if it helps you understand, ように means "towards a certain state". So when I say something like
明日は晴れるように — May it be sunny tomorrow
I'm saying "towards the state of things where it's sunny". As happens frequently in Japanese, I am omitting the verb of this sentence because it is obvious in context.
明日は晴れるように祈ります — I pray it may be sunny tomorrow
It expresses a yearning for a particular 様(よう).