Our first grammatical post from 華語常用句型與結構330 or “Common Chinese Patterns 330” in English. Most of you reading this will probably already know this structure, but it is a very common one and extremely useful. Enjoy^^

解釋 Explanation

Use to indicate a big difference between two observations. An adjective is often used before 得 as the predicate.


例句 Examples

  • 我家比他家遠得多。

My home is much farther than his.

  • 塑膠碗比瓷碗輕得多。

A plastic bowl is much lighter than a porcelain one.

  • 我認為健康比金錢重要得多。

I believe health is much more important than money.

  • 郊外的空氣比市內的好得多。

The air in the suburbs is much better than in the city.

對話 Dialogues

  • A: 今年的收成怎麼樣?

How was the harvest this year?

  • B: 比去年好得多。

Much better than last year.

  • A: 德國車品質真好。

German cars are high quality.

  • B: 可是,價錢也比國產的貴得多。

However, they are much more expensive than domestically made ones.

練習 Exercises

Fill in the blank with the expression. 用「A比B…得多」完成句子。

  • 最近我學習很努力,不像以前那樣愛玩了,所以這次考試的成績 ______。

  • 我的房間有20平方米,他的只有8平方米,______。

Leave your answers in a comment! 🙂