Trump and Hillary: Comparisons in Chinese

Trump and Hillary

For today’s post, we’ve decided to use the comparing functions page of the Chinese Grammar Wiki to examine the 2016 American presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Let the grammar battle begin! First, some useful vocabulary:

English Chinese Pinyin
Presidential Election 总统选举 zǒngtǒng xuǎnjǔ
Donald Trump 特朗普 Tèlǎngpǔ
Hillary Clinton 希拉里 Xīlālǐ
Candidate 候选人 hòuxuǎn rén
Republican Party 共和党 Gònghé Dǎng
Democratic Party 民主党 Mínzhǔ Dǎng
Delegates 代表 dàibiǎo

Now, for some example comparisons at the A2 and B1 levels. Note that while the grammar patterns come from these levels, the sentences below may include more advanced vocabulary.

A2 Grammar Pattern Sentences

  • 希拉里 的 政治 经验 特朗普 多 。Xīlālǐ de zhèngzhì jīngyàn Tèlǎngpǔ duō.Hillary has more experience in politics than Trump.
  • 特朗普 决定 竞选 的 时间 没有 希拉里 早 。Tèlǎngpǔ juédìng jìngxuǎn de shíjiān méiyǒu Xīlālǐ zǎo.Trump has been running for office for two months less than Hillary.
  • 希拉里 的 知名度 和 特朗普 一样 高 。Xīlālǐ de zhīmíngdù hé Tèlǎngpǔ yīyàng gāo.Hillary and Trump are equally well-known.
  • 特朗普 在 经济 政策 上 的 观点 保守 一些 。Tèlǎngpǔ zài jīngjì zhèngcè shàng de guāndiǎn gēng bǎoshǒu yīxiē.On economic issues, Trump is more conservative.
  • 特朗普 的 人脉 资源 多 。Tèlǎngpǔ de rénmài zīyuán zuì duō.Trump has the most personal connections.

B1 Grammar Pattern Sentences

  • 特朗普 推特 的 粉丝 比 希拉里 多多 了 。Tèlǎngpǔ Tuītè de fěnsī bǐ Xīlālǐ duō duō le.Trump has many more Twitter followers than Hillary.
  • 虽然 美国 总统 选举 是 公开 的 ,但 过程 还是 比较 复杂 的 。Suīrán Měiguó zǒngtǒng xuǎnjǔ shì gōngkāi de, dàn guòchéng háishì bǐjiào fùzá de.Although the American presidential election is open to the public, the process is rather complicated.
  • 支持 民主党 的 人数 共和党 的 多 吗 ? Zhīchí Mínzhǔ Dǎng de rénshù yǒu Gònghé Dǎng de duō ma?Are there more supporters of the Democratic Party than the Republican Party?

Don’t stop now!

Now that you’ve reviewed the Comparing Functions page, why not try your hand with some additional topics? Some ideas to get you started:

  • Shanghai vs. Beijing? 上海还是北京? (This Sinosplice article is a good place to start!)
  • Star Wars vs. Star Trek? 星球大战还是星际迷航?
  • Frankenstein’s Monster vs. Dracula? 科学怪物还是吸血鬼?