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Approximate Numbers - Part 1
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ID: QW0345 Elementary
When talking about some things like how much someone's salary is or someone's age, sometimes it's best not to be so accurate. Along come approximate numbers! In the first of this two part series, learn about difference between the characters 几 (jǐ) and 多 (duō).
Sat Mar 08 2014 | Vera, Tom
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tāmen dōu shì yuēshù 。
They are all approximate numbers.
jǐ ”de qiánmian kěyǐ yòng shùzì ，yě kěyǐ bùyòng shùzì 。
A number can be placed before “jǐ”, but it also doesn't need to have one.
jǐ běn shū
shí jǐ gè rén
more than ten people
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