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Approximate Numbers - Part 2
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ID: QW0346 Elementary
Qing Wen continues its series on approximate numbers. In this installment, learn about the use of 两 (liǎng), 来 (lái) and more.
Fri Mar 14 2014 | Tom, Vera
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dànshì Zhōngguórén shuō “liǎng ”de shíhou ，jīngcháng shì yuēshù 。
However, when Chinese people say “liǎng”, it's often an approximate number.
wǒmen zài Měiguó de bàngōngshì chū le wèntí ，nǐmen qù liǎng ge rén kàn kan 。
We come upon a problem in the American office. A couple of you go check it out.
wǒ guò liǎng tiān yào qù Hánguó 。
I'm going to Korea in a couple of days.
míngtiān wǒmen yǒu yī gè jùhuì ，nǐ qù mǎi liǎng píng píjiǔ 。
We have a meeting tomorrow. Go buy a couple of beers.
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