Today’s word of the day is 比 (bǐ) which means ‘to compare’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 比 (bǐ).
比如 (bǐ rú) For example
The first word is 比如 (bǐ rú) which means ‘for example'. Let’s look at each character of this word, 比means ‘to compare’ and 如 (rú) means ‘as’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我喜欢吃中国菜，比如红烧肉。(Wǒ xǐhuan chī zhōngguó cài, bǐrú hóngshāo ròu.) I like eating Chinese food, for example, red braised pork belly.
比赛 (bǐ sài) Competition
Another word we can create with 比 (bǐ) is 比赛 (bǐ sài). This is a noun that means competition. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 比 means to compare and 赛means ‘match’, so it is a match to compare. A way of using it in a sentence is 由于下雨，取消了比赛。(Yóuyú xià yǔ, qǔxiāole bǐsài.) The competition was canceled due to the rain.
比例 (bǐ lì) Proportion
Finally, we can create the word 比例 (bǐ lì) which means ‘proportion’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你的身材比例很好。(Nǐ de shēncái bǐlì hěn hǎo.) Your body proportions are good.