In this new HSK 2 video lesson we'll learn two more ways to say Approximate Number in Chinese with two structures: ……左右 and ……多.
In our Level 2 Course, we have already learned two ways to express Approximate Number in Chinese:
|☑ See also Approximate Number 约数(yuēshù) in Chinese (I).|
We will do a quick review of the two structures:
N(N+1) suggests the approximate number that is around n and n+1. For example:
几 means "several; a few", and can also be used to suggest an approximate number in Chinese. For example:
左右(zuǒyòu) is a noun, it can be used in two ways to suggest Approximate Number.
This structure can be used to say around a certain time in Chinese. For example:
This structure can be used to say around a certain quantity in Chinese. For example:
We use 多 to say over a certain amount in Chinese, by following this structure:
When we want to say specifically "a certain amount of something", we follow this structure:
Let's take a look at the following example sentences:
But many times, when the noun is implied, it can be omitted, so we can follow this structure:
However we need to be aware that there’s one exception, and that is when talking about money. When the amount is less than ten, we say：