classifier

  1. sb70012

    一<根 / 支>油笔

    Hello, I want to say "an oil pen" in Chinese. Would you please tell me which one is correct? 1。一根油笔 2。一支油笔 Thank you.
  2. sb70012

    一<只 / 条>狗

    Hello, I want to say "a dog" in Chinese: 1. A dog (一只狗) (Yī zhǐ gǒu) 2. A dog (一条狗) (Yītiáo gǒu) Are both OK? Thank you.
  3. sb70012

    一<列 / 辆>火车

    Hello, I wanted to say "Look at the train." (看看那辆火车) My Chinese friend told me that it's wrong and I should use 列 instead of 辆. He said, I should say: 你看那列火车 This is my question: What's the difference between "那列" and "那辆"? What do they mean exactly? How should I know when to use the first...
  4. sb70012

    一<条 / 根>线

    Hello, 1. 一条线 2. 一根线 Which one is correct? I want to say "a thread". Thank you.
  5. sb70012

    这只(条)狗

    What does the dog have? 这条狗有什么? 这只狗有什么? Hello, I asked my Chinese friend to tell me how I can say "What does the dog have?" in Chinese. He gave me the two top Chinese. But I cannot understand what the red parts mean. Do they mean the article "the"? Thank you.
  6. yuechu

    量词:事故

    大家好! I was recently looking up the word 事故 in the dictionary and noticed that there are 3 possible classifiers 量词: 桩, 起 and 次. Are all of these common? Which would you say is the most commonly used one? Thanks!
  7. A

    量词:堂 / 节

    大家好! 请问“一堂课”和“一节课”有什么区别?
  8. yuechu

    一样东西 / 一个东西

    Hello/大家好, I recently heard the following sentence on TV: "我今天还准备了一样东西" Is 一样东西 here the same as 一个东西? Thanks!
  9. U

    Hello. When do I use 口 after numbers and demonstrative adjectives? I believe I may use 个 like this: 这是六个学生。 And, when I state how many family members I have I answer with 口: 我家有五口人。 So, if I'm mentioning how many certain types of people I have in my family, is this correct? 我有两口弟弟。
  10. gvergara

    Classifier for one item of a pair

    Hi, I learnt that 双 is the classifier (or at least one classifier) for things that come in twos (i.e., to refer to a pair of something), such as socks. But what happens if you want to refer to just one unit of the pair (unlikely context, however, still possible: this/ one right sock :confused:)...
  11. gvergara

    Classifier for 台式电脑

    Hi, I've read that the classifier for computers is 台. However, desktop computer (台式电脑) already begins with 台, so I was wondering whether there is another classifier for this type of computers. I have two desktop computers. Which is correct? 1) 我有两个台式电脑 2) 我有两台台式电脑? 3) 我有两部台式电脑? , any another...
  12. gvergara

    Classifier for 房子

    Hi, On lists of Chinese classifiers, there are diverging answers as to the classifier for house (possible classifiers found on www.mdbg.net 栋, 幢, 座, 套). Does it depend whther it is an actual house or rather an apartment? To make things worse, google translator yields two different answers...
  13. gvergara

    个 / 位 (classifier)

    Hi: According to what I knew, you have to use the classifier 个 to refer to people. However, I just saw a video in which another classifier is used: 个 位. The sentence is 我是一位老师. Is either correct? Thanks in advance for your help G.
  14. R

    measure word for 文具盒

    Hi, I want to write about different quantities of various items stationery in an upcoming writing task and I am unsure as to which measure words are suitable for each item. Some of these include pencil cases(文具盒) [other items removed]. Thank you in anticipation.
  15. R

    measure word for 橡皮

    Hi, I want to write about different quantities of various items stationery in an upcoming writing task and I am unsure as to which measure words are suitable for each item. Some of these include rubbers(橡皮) [other items removed]. Thank you in anticipation.
  16. R

    measure word for 卷笔刀

    Hi, I want to write about different quantities of various items stationery in an upcoming writing task and I am unsure as to which measure words are suitable for each item. Some of these include sharpeners(卷笔刀)[other items removed]. Thank you in anticipation.
  17. R

    measure word for 尺子

    Hi, I want to write about different quantities of various items stationery in an upcoming writing task and I am unsure as to which measure words are suitable for each item. Some of these include rulers (尺子)[other items removed]. Thank you in anticipation.
  18. M

    measure word for 调羹

    Hello again :) This time I will like to know the Measure Word for "调羹 (tiào gēng)". Appreciate
  19. K

    measure word for 植物家族

    什么是“植物家族”的 measure word? 我想说 : 才开始学中文我不知道黄瓜, 西瓜, 南瓜都是一个植物家族。 英文叫cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin. I really didn't know that they were all one family until I saw the Chinese names! :) And if there are other errors in my sentence, or a way you would make it colloquial, let me know.
  20. Nicodi2

    measure word for 椅子

    Hi friends of the forum, I've seen 2 unit nouns preceding the word yǐ zi (椅 子): -yì bǎ yǐ zi / 一 把 椅 子 (on LiveMocha.com) -yì zhāng yǐ zi / 一 张 椅 子 Do you use the two unit nouns in Mandarin? Many thanks! Nico
  21. yuechu

    answer to 几位? in a restaurant

    Hello/大家好, I have a question about the answer to the question "几位". When I enter into a Chinese restaurant, the waitress/waiter usually asks "几位?". I have always answered "两位" or "三位", etc., but am now questioning whether it is what Chinese people usually answer. According to kareno999 in a...
  22. G

    帖 (measure word)

    Hey guys, I'm working on understanding the 帖 word at the moment. I found out it can be a measure word for things that can be stuck on, like plasters. The question is, can it be used on anything that is flat and can be stuck on (like stickers) or it has a limited scope and also what is the tone...
  23. SuperXW

    量词:火苗/火焰

    Guys, 我的工作需要寫到:一支蠟燭產生一()火苗/火焰,但反射後你會看到兩()火苗/火焰。這個量詞填什麼好呢? 叢、簇、團……什麼的? 還有英文的flame可數嗎?可以說 two flames嗎?
  24. A

    个 (measure word)

    Hello, Sometimes 个 appears when it is not expected. e.g. 一个厨房 instead of 一间厨房 一个卫生间 instead of 一间卫生间 一个收音机 instead of 一台收音机 一个杯子 instead of 一支杯子 etc. I saw the other variants in the dictionary. I wonder what will happen if I use the uncommon classifier instead of 个. If I say 一支杯子 instead of...
  25. G

    套 (measure word)

    I don't understand the usage of the measure word 套, is it for large objects, collections or what? Why is it used for apartments/houses? ex: a: 那套房子怎么样? b: 那套房子很贵. - 那两套房子合适不合适? - 那两套房子的房租很贵。
  26. P

    Omission of 个 for large numbers of people

    It seems like five people is 五个人 but 7 billion people is 70亿人, not 70亿个人。So 个 is generally omitted when the number of people is very large, yes? Two questions: 1) How large should the number be for me to omit 个 ? 2) Does the omission of measure word happen only for this special case of 人, or...
  27. D

    measure word for 商店

    I'm trying to write a sentence about going to a store. Is it correct to simply say 一 个 商店, or is there a more specific measure word for 商店 that I can use? 谢谢
  28. D

    A measure word for three things

    Hello! I know there are several measure words for things that come in pairs (一雙鞋子,一對夫婦, etc.), but are there any for things in three? Something equivalent to "a trio" in English? More specifically, I would like to describe 3 persons involved in a triangular romantic relationship, but if...
  29. Classifier for 墙

    Hello everyone! Well, I was doing my Chinese homework and in one exercise I have to describe what is behind the bookshelf. The problem is that I don't know which classifier use for "wall". I have written this sentence: 这个书架后边有一个墙壁。 Is it right? Thanks in advance!
  30. Senordineroman

    名 (measure word)

    When do you use "ming2" as a classifier for people? I notice that one of the sample sentences for "student" is 他是本地高中的一名学生。  What are some other examples of 名 used in this way?
  31. Staarkali

    量词:颗 / 粒

    大家好, 颗和粒这两个量词都和小东西来用的,比如米,牙,钻石,珠子等。那有什么差别呢?为什么米是用粒,为什么牙是用颗呢? 谢谢!
  32. L

    measure word for 汉字

    Do you use 个 with 汉字 or a different measure word? 一百五十个汉字 (150 chinese characters)
  33. S

    measure word for 车

    Interestingly, as an aside, I notice that people use different 量词 for 车. I would say 一辆, apparently in Taiwan it's 一台, and in Cantonese we say 一架, or in south-east asia, 一部
  34. cheshire

    measure words (regional difference)

    Today I was surprised to learn that the counter for vehicles in 上海話 is 部 (for which I think is 輌 right in 普通話). Are there any other counters in Chinese dialects that are surprising?
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