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
    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
  • 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
    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)
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