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
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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
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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:

    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
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