# Approximate number – 概数

## Approximate number – 概数

1. “Number + 多 + Measure word” is used to indicate a number that is more than the given number. Usually, the number must be ten or integers that end with a zero.

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Number + Measure word + 多” is used to indicate a number that is more than the given number. Usually, the number must be a single place or multi-digit with a single place.

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2. Using two sequential numbers in a row can be used to express approximate numbers.

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3. The adverbs like “大概” “大约” can be used to indicate the estimated quantity or time.

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4. “几” can be used to indicate approximate number, which means “a few, much, more” and etc. “几” is usually followed by a measure word and a noun.

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5. “来” can be used to indicate an approximate number, which indicates a number that is close to the given number.

Number + Measure + 来 + Noun / Adjective

Usually, the measure word can be only “个” or the metrology measure word. The succeeding nouns or adjectives can’t be left out.

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Number + 来 + Measure

Usually, the number must be ten or integers that end with a zero.

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1. 图书馆有 ___ 书。(Túshūguǎn yǒu ___ shū.)
A.
B.
C.
2. 他来中国 ___ 了。(Tā lái zhōngguó ___ le.)
A.
B.
C.
3. A: 他多大了？
B: 他 ___ 。
(A: Tā duō dà le?
B: Tā ___ .)
A.
B.
C.
4. A: 飞机什么时候起飞？
B: 再等 ___ 。
(A: Fēijī shénme shíhòu qǐfēi?
B: Zài děng ___ .)
A.
B.
C.
D.
5. 王老师教了 ___ 汉语了。(Wánglǎoshī jiāo le ___ hànyǔ le.)
A.
B.
C.

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