Meaning of 更

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  • Above to below
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • Overlaid
      • [ yuē ] to speak; to say
      • [ ] to govern; to control; to nurture
Similar Characters: 便
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  • Pinyin: gèng
    English Definition: more; even more; further; still; still more
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    更加 gèng jiā more (than sth else); even more
    更为 gèng wéi even more
    更有甚者 gèng yǒu shèn zhě furthermore (idiom)
    更多 gèng duō more; even more
    更好 gèng hǎo better; more
    More: 更* | *更 | *更*
  • Pinyin: gēng
    English Definition: to change or replace; to experience; one of the five two-hour periods into which the night was formerly divided; watch (e.g. of a sentry or guard)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    更新 gēng xīn to replace the old with new; to renew; to renovate; to upgrade; to update; to regenerate
    变更 biàn gēng to change; to alter; to modify
    更换 gēng huàn to replace (a worn-out tire etc); to change (one's address etc)
    自力更生 gēng shēng regeneration through one's own effort (idiom); self-reliance
    更改 gēng gǎi to alter
    More: 更* | *更 | *更*
Example Sentences
How to study more effectively?
We need to update the file.
Is it quicker by car or by walking?
We need more funding.
The sample needs to be replaced in a timely manner