Change over Time

There are two main ways to talk about things changing over time.

The first is to use a set phrase: 越来越[adjective]

This situation is better and better.

You’re speaking slower and slower.

The second is to use the comparison particle 比, which we’ll use first in a set phrase here and then go further into detail about later.

Essentially, we’re going to compare the present time to the past time. Use the pattern [time unit]比[time unit] to express “more adjective every time unit.

He is more handsome every year.

We’re busier every week.