Meaning of 比

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English Definition: Belgium; Belgian; abbr. for 比利时 ; (particle used for comparison and "-er than"); to compare; to contrast; to gesture (with hands); ratio
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: Two spoons side-by-side; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] spoon, ladle; knife, dirk
    • [ ] spoon, ladle; knife, dirk
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Example Words:
比较 [ jiào ]: to compare; to contrast; comparatively; relatively; quite; comparison
比赛 [ sài ]: competition (sports etc); match; Classifiers: , ; to compete
比如 [ ]: for example; for instance; such as
比例 [ ]: proportion; scale
对比 [ duì ]: to contrast; contrast; ratio; Classifiers:
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