n.difference; discrepancy; dissimilarity
difference of prices
a mistake in an idea causes serious consequences
n.difference; remainder of subtraction
the difference between two numbers
The difference between 9 and 6 is 3.
Words and phrases with 差
- NoteWhen pronounced as "chā", it is in the literary language, used in written language, idioms, and specialized nouns. When pronounced as "chà", it is in the spoken language, used for single-speaking and some daily life words, such as "差点儿"; it is also used for extended meaning, which refers to bad, such as "质量太差". When pronounced as "chāi", it refers to assigning dispatch, such as "出差" . When pronounced as "cī", it cannot be used alone. It is only used for "参(cēn)差".