更 more

In Chinese, 更(more) is used to indicate that the degree is higher and 最(most) used to indicate the highest degree. Both words precede the Adjectives, also known as Stative Verbs.

S1 Adjective S2 Adjective
kāfēi hǎohē, hǎohē, gèng hǎohē.
咖啡 好喝, 好喝。

Coffee is good. Tea is better.

běijīng rè, xī’ān gèng rè.
北京 热, 西安 热。

Beijing is hot. Xi'an is hotter.

píngguǒ tián, xīguā gèng tián.
苹果 甜, 西瓜 甜。

Apples are sweet. Watermelon is sweeter.

最 most

S Range Adjective-的 Object
jiějie shì wǒmenjiā zuì shòu de rén
姐姐 我们家 瘦 的 人。

My elder sister is the thinnest person in our family.

zhūmùlǎngmǎfēng shì shìjièshàng zuì gāo de shān.
珠穆朗玛峰 世界上 高 的 山。

Mount Qomolangma is the tallest mountain in the world.

zhōngguó shì shìjièshàng (rénkǒu) zuì duō de guójiā.
中国 世界上 (人口) 最 多 的 国家。

China has the largest population in the world.

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