Last modified on 3 June 2014, at 16:00

比例

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

比例

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) proportion

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5 Grade: 4

EtymologyEdit

From (hi, ratio) + (rei, put side by side)

NounEdit

比例 (hiragana ひれい, romaji hirei)

  1. proportion, ratio

CompoundsEdit

VerbEdit

比例 + する (hiragana ひれいする, romaji hirei suru)

  1. be proportional, be in proportion

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

Often this verb is used in the past tense, 比例した, to mean commensurate or proportionate, or in the -te form 比例して to mean "in proportion." As such it expresses concepts with a verb that are usually expressed with other parts of speech in English.