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个 (個)

  1. measure word unit
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: The most common measure word, 个 is used to count a wide variety of things when each can be counted as an individual unit for nouns that do not have a more specialized measure word (CED '个' 1; CPT '个' 1; Ho, 2002, '个'). If the number of units is two then 两 should be used, not 二. For example, 把两个男孩 'two boys.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 247) 个 may also be used after an ordinal. For example, 第二个房间 'the second room.' (VOA, 2015-12-29) In literary Chinese, its use dates back to at least Northern and Southern dynasties (420–589) vernacular (Norman 1988, p. 115). For example, from the Song dynasty, 若有一个臣 'If there was a minister ...' (Zhu Xi, 1983, Preface on Commentary to the Great Learning)
  2. measure word before an approximate number
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (CED '个' 2; CPT '个' 2)
  3. measure word after a verb and between its object
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: (CED '个' 4; ; CPT '个' 3)
  4. measure word to indicate a sudden event
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: After 一 incidating suddenness (CED '个' 6; CPT '个' 5)
  5. measure word individual
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词
    Notes: As part of the composite word 个人 (CED '个' 7; CPT '个' 构词)

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整个个体各个四个现代化个人个人电脑个性个性化这个个子那个个别哪个个儿个体户个人数字助理一个劲儿多个个人主义个个两个凡是一个多个两个逐个一个人三个臭皮匠,合成一个诸葛亮三个臭皮匠,胜过一个诸葛亮三个臭皮匠,胜过一个诸葛亮三个臭皮匠,赛过一个诸葛亮三个臭皮匠,赛过诸葛亮三个臭皮匠,顶个诸葛亮个人崇拜上一个

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CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《少儀》 Smaller Rules of Demeanour 3
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
天子 《月令》 Proceedings of Government in the Different Months in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 8
《大學章句》 Commentary on Great Learning in Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 1
作为第一螃蟹 文学 Literature - Fragment c (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
多巴哥加勒比地区十三国家批发中国商品 文学 Literature - Fragment d (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
连续 文学 Literature - Fragment i (2016-02-04) in Media articles 1
只是故事 猴年 Year of the Monkey - Fragment e (2016-01-30) in Media articles 1
大致方面原因 狮子会上树 Lions can climb trees - Fragment b (2015-11-02) in Media articles 1
今儿 Teahouse - Act II (Part) 《茶馆》 第二幕 (部分) in A small number of phrases from the writings of Lao She 2
國君 《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《少儀》 Smaller Rules of Demeanour in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3