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Mini-Test Answer: 更 (gèng)

Sep. 5, 2011

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

The correct answer for this Chinese quiz is A: 更 (gèng).

Translation:      

        Kàn, hǎo měi de yuèliang a!
Girl: 看,好 美 的    月亮       啊!
        Look! The moon is so beautiful!

         Nǐ bǐ yuèliang gèng měi.
Boy: 你比 月亮     更     美。
        You are even more beautiful than the moon.

Analysis:

A: “更(gèng)” corresponds to “more.” It’s used in comparative sentences and to modify verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

For example:
Bǐ qǐ juǎnxīncài, wǒ gèng xǐhuan wāndòu.
比起 卷心菜     我     更      喜欢        豌豆。
I like peas better than cabbage.

B: “很 (hěn)” is an adverb of degree and means very.

For example:
很漂亮 (hěn piàoliang) very beautiful

C: “最 (zuì)” is a adverb of degree and means most.

For example:
Tā shì xuéxiào lǐ zuì piàoliang de nǚshēng.
她 是   学校     里最   漂亮       的    女生。
She is the most beautiful girl in school.

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