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What is the difference between yìdiǎnr de and gèng ?

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Fabrice
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San Diego, CA
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Sep 17, 2012
Aug 26, 2016 at 2:06pm

We learned before "dà yìdiǎnr de" to mean something bigger. But on lesson 3-12 we are introduced to gèng that seems to have the same translation: gèng dà de. When should I use one or the other?

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Emilie Poyet
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Barcelona, Catalunya
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Jan 25, 2017 at 11:46am

The uses of each expression are quite subtle, so I'm just bringing in my understanding of it as a learner here: from my understanding, yìdiǎnr is more like "a little bit" or "a little more", while "gèng" expresses something like "even more", so you'll prefer one or the other depending on the situation and on what you want to express.
Hope this helps a little!
We're working on some new updates so that the program accepts either whenever possible.

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