Questions tagged [comparison]

Questions about comparing things in Chinese (e.g. 我比你高). Instead use [difference] to compare the meaning of words, etc.

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Saying 'doubled' in Chinese 一倍 vs 两倍

I stumbled upon these 2 sentences: 这个城市人口比十年前增加了一倍 这个城市人口比十年前增加了两倍 The city’s population has doubled from a decade ago I though 倍 always multiplies the number standing in front of it, it seems ...
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What is the difference between 究竟 and 到底 ?

So, a teacher explained to me that 究竟 is a more formal way of saying 到底. However, I'm still curious are there any other usage differences between the two? Is 究竟 only used in examples that are ...
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How to say “I prefer x over y”?

For example: I prefer eating fried rice over fried chicken. How to say that in chinese? How about this? 我较喜欢吃炒饭比炸鸡 我炒饭比炸鸡较喜欢吃
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不比 vs 没有 comparison usage

If my understanding is correct, then: 他没有我高。= he's not as tall as me, i.e. he is shorter. 他不比我高。= he's either as tall as me or shorter, i.e. he's at most as tall as me. Is that correct? If so, in ...
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Can “比” go without a subject?

Take a look at this sentence. 比那刘姥姥进了大观园,还要土里土气 For some reason I translate this sentence as "Compared to A, B is more ...", though this doesn't make any sense to me. Although I found this ...