The Chinese word 比 is a preposition that is commonly used to indicate a comparison between two or more things. It can be translated into English as “than” or “compared to”. For example, you might say “这个苹果比那个苹果大”, which means “This apple is bigger than that apple”. 比 can also be used as a verb to mean “to compare”, as in “我喜欢比较价格”, which means “I like to compare prices”.
Relative Clause: than, used for comparison
|他比我高||tā bǐ wǒ gāo||He is taller than me|
|这个苹果比那个甜||zhège píngguǒ bǐ nàgè tián||This apple is sweeter than that one|
|我比他跑得快||wǒ bǐ tā pǎo de kuài||I run faster than him|
|她比我年轻||tā bǐ wǒ niánqīng||She is younger than me|
|这个饭馆的菜比那个好吃||zhège fànguǎn de cài bǐ nàgè hào chī||The food at this restaurant is tastier than that one|
|我比她更聪明||wǒ bǐ tā gèng cōngmíng||I am smarter than her|
|这个电影比那个有趣||zhège diànyǐng bǐ nàgè yǒuqù||This movie is more interesting than that one|
|他比我会说中文||tā bǐ wǒ huì shuō zhōngwén||He is better at speaking Chinese than me|
比 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.