Meaning of 较

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(Trad.: 較)
Pinyin: jiào
English Definition: to compare; to dispute; compared to; (before adj.) relatively; comparatively; rather; also pr. [jiao3]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chē ] cart, vehicle; to move in a cart
    • [ jiāo ] to connect; to deliver, to exchange; to intersect; to mix
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Example Words
比较 jiào to compare; to contrast; comparatively; relatively; quite; comparison
较为 jiào wéi comparatively; relatively; fairly
较量 jiào liàng to pit oneself against sb; to compete with sb; contest; battle; to haggle; to quibble
计较 jiào to bother about; to haggle; to bicker; to argue; plan; stratagem
斤斤计较 jīn jīn jiào to haggle over every ounce; (fig.) to fuss over minor matters; to split hairs
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Example Sentences
Tell me which of them is better.
There is a marked difference between the two.
We had to move your daughter down to a lower class.
At a less exalted level, we buy and sell attention all the time, usually as part of some other transaction.
It is plain that, while animals learn about things by their senses as we do, they do not think nearly as much about what they learn, and this is the reason why they do not improve more rapidly.