与其

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 與其

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yǔqí
Zhuyin ㄩˇ ㄑㄧˊ
IPA (key) /y²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ t͡ɕʰi³⁵/

ConjunctionEdit

与其 (simplified, Pinyin yǔqí, traditional 與其)

  1. rather than

Usage notesEdit

  • This is usually the first part of the rather than conjunctional construction and occurs before the unfavourable alternative. The second part of the construction contains the more favourable of the alternatives and is headed by 不如/宁可 (general use), 毋宁 (literary, formal) or 孰若 (literary, archaic).
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