taller than me 比我高, shorter than me 比我矮


Dear friends,

Today we are going to learn the Chinese adjective words 高(tall), 矮(short), 胖(fat), 瘦(slim), and the 2-character words for brothers and sisters, 哥哥(elder brother), 弟弟(younger brother), 姊姊(elder sister), 妹妹(younger sister). Please watch the following video:


The 1st phrase, said by the younger brother:

taller than me

比我高
bǐ wǒ gāo

比(compare) + 我(me) + 高(tall)


My elder brother is taller than me.
我哥哥比我高
Wǒ gē-ge bǐ wǒ gāo

我(my) + 哥哥(elder brother) + 比(compare) + 我(me) + 高(tall)


note: here is no Be verb "is" in the Chinese sentence, since it's not necessary in this type of phrase. 


The 2nd phrase, said by the elder brother:

shorter than me

比我矮
bǐ wǒ ǎi

比(compare) + 我(me) + 矮(short)



My younger brother is shorter than me.

我弟弟比我矮
Wǒ dì-di bǐ wǒ ǎi

我(my) + 弟弟(younger brother) + 比(compare) + 我(me) + 矮(short)

note: please check the pronunciation (from video) of this kind of 2-same-character word 哥哥(gē-ge, elder brother) and 弟弟(dì-di, younger brother), the 2nd character is always in light tone with the Chinese pronunciation.



The 3rd phrase, said by the younger sister:



fatter than me

比我胖
bǐ wǒ pàng

比(compare) + 我(me) + 胖(fat)

note: when I was creating the video draft of this lesson, I used the relative adjective words likes: 高(tall), 矮(short), 胖(fat), 瘦(slim), the Chinese word 胖(fat) is not a negative word, it just means the weight of body is a little (or lot, the worse word is 肥(fat)) more than normal state, and that's it, just a normal adjective word to describe the shape of a human body.

My elder sister is fatter than me.
我姊姊比我胖
Wǒ jiě-jie bǐ wǒ pàng

我(my) + 姊姊(elder sister) + 比(compare) + 我(me) + 胖(fat)


The 4th phrase, said by the elder sister:

slimmer than me
比我瘦
bǐ wǒ shòu

比(compare) + 我(me) + 瘦(slim)



My younger sister is slimmer than me.

我妹妹比我瘦
Wǒ mèi-mei bǐ wǒ shòu

我(my) + 妹妹(younger sister) + 比(compare) + 我(me) + 瘦(slim)

note: please check the pronunciation (from video) of this kind of 2-same-character word 姊姊(jiě-jie, elder sister) and 妹妹(mèi-mei, younger sister), the 2nd character is always in light tone with the Chinese pronunciation.



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