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比 bǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

比 (bǐ) English Meaning

  • particle used for comparison and ‘-er than’
  • to compare
  • to contrast
  • to gesture (with hands)
  • ratio

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 秋天比任何季节都适合读书。
    Qiūtiān bǐ rènhé jìjié dōu shìhé dúshū.
    Autumn is better for reading than any other season.
  • 你比以前更容易上课迟到了。
    Nǐ bǐ yǐqián gèng róngyì shàngkè chídàole.
    You’ve been late for school more often than before.
  • 他看起来比他的实际年龄大。
    Tā kàn qǐlái bǐ tā de shíjì niánlíng dà.
    He looks old for his age.
  • 我在比赛前把手表交妻子保管。
    Wǒ zài bǐsài qián bǎ shǒubiǎo jiāo qīzi bǎoguǎn.
    Before the game I gave my watch to my wife for safe keeping.
  • 他妈妈看起来比实际年龄年轻。
    Tā māmā kàn qǐlái bǐ shíjì niánlíng niánqīng.
    His mother looks young for her age.
  • 你没理由觉得自己比别人差的。
    Nǐ méi lǐyóu juédé zìjǐ bǐ biérén chà de.
    There is no reason for you to feel inferior to anyone.

Stroke Order & Character Components

比 (bǐ): to associate with; to be near

  •  (bǐ): to confront

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 比

HSK 2 Word List

  • 比(bǐ): particle used for comparison and ‘-er than’; to compare; to contrast; to gesture (with hands); ratio

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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