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Chinese Word Detail

    děng     degree / level

Grammar: Noun
Notes: Synonym discussion: in this sense 等 has a similar meaning to 级别 (Kroll '等' 2; NCCED '等' 2; GHC '等' 3; Ci Yuan '等' 1). For example, 見同等不起 'nor will he rise when he sees others (come in) of the same rank as himself.' (The Classic of Rites, Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 《禮記‧曲禮上》 , trans. Legge) Also, 客若降等 'If a guest be of lower rank ...' (ibid)
Parent concept: 比较 (Comparison)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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