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thanpreposition, conjunction

us   /ðæn, ðən/
used to join two parts of a comparison: My brother’s older than you. You’re earlier than usual.
Than is used with more or less to compare numbers or amounts: He wrote more than 20 books. He spent less than a year there.
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thanpreposition, conjunction

uk   strong /ðæn/ weak /ðən/ us   strong /ðæn/ weak /ðən/
A1 used to join two parts of a comparison: My son is a lot taller than my daughter. You always walk faster than I do! You're earlier than usual.
A2 used with "more" or "less" to compare numbers or amounts: I spent more than I intended to. It cost less than I expected.

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(Definition of than from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “than”
in Korean -보다…
in Arabic مِن (لِلمُقارَنة)…
in Malaysian daripada…
in French que…
in Russian чем…
in Chinese (Traditional) 比, (與 more 或 less 連用,比較數量)…
in Italian di, che, quanto…
in Turkish ...dan/den…
in Polish niż, od…
in Spanish que, de lo que…
in Vietnamese hơn…
in Portuguese (do) que…
in Thai กว่า (ใช้ในการเปรียบเทียบ)…
in German als…
in Catalan que…
in Japanese ~よりも, ~に比べて…
in Chinese (Simplified) 比, (与 more 或 less 连用,比较数量)…
in Indonesian daripada…
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