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  • 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:
    ①改变,改换:更正。更生(重新获得生命,喻复兴)。更衣(a.换衣服;b.婉辞,上厕所)。更定(改订)。更迭(轮流更换)。更递。更番。更新(旧的除去,新的建起)。更张(调节琴弦,喻变更或改革)。
    ②经历:少(shào)不更事(年龄小,没有经历过多少事情)。
    ③旧时夜间计时单位,一夜分为五更:更时。更阑。更夫。更鼓。更漏(原指计时用的漏壶,后泛指时辰)。

    Example Words:
    更新 [ gēng xīn ]: to replace the old with new; to renew; to renovate; to upgrade; to update; to regenerate
    自力更生 [ gēng shēng ]: regeneration through one's own effort (idiom); self-reliance
    更正 [ gēng zhèng ]: to correct; to make a correction
    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)
  • Pinyin: gèng

    English Definition: more; even more; further; still; still more
    Chinese Definition:
    ①愈加,再:更加。更好。更上一层楼。
    Example Words:
    更加 [ gèng jiā ]: more (than sth else); even more
    更为 [ gèng wéi ]: even more
    屋漏更遭连夜雨 [ lòu gèng zāo lián ]: when it rains, it pours (idiom)
    更上一层楼 [ gèng shàng céng lóu ]: to take it up a notch; to bring it up a level
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