Above, we used the particle 比 to compare one time to another.
|Today is colder than yesterday.
When we compare things in Mandarin, we use the pattern A 比 B adjective to say A is more adjective than B.
|You are taller than me.
We can modify that adjective with 更 (even more) or 一点 (a little). 更 can also stand on its own.
|Beijing’s population is a little bit smaller than Shanghai’s.
|There are more Americans than Germans, but there are even more Chinese than Germans.
Note that whether 更 stands alone or after a 比 statement, the adjective is repeated.
|He’s handsome, but his brother is even more handsome.
We can also modify 比 to be more specific about the details of the comparison or the adjective.
|You are two years older than me.