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Expressing "rather" with "bijiao"

It's rather nice to be able to read an article on how to use 比较 to mean "rather". And here it is!

Structure

The adverb 比较 (bǐjiào) can be used to express "quite", "rather", or "relatively". It's a way of comparing one thing with a general idea instead of comparing two concrete things.

Subject + 比较 + Adjective

Examples

  • 比较 聪明。bǐjiào cōngmíng.She is rather intelligent.
  • 比较 胖。bǐjiào pàng.You're rather fat.
  • 这件事情 比较 复杂。Zhè jiàn shìqíng bǐjiào fùzá.This matter is rather complicated.

See also

Sources and further reading

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