- Say the measure words in Mandarin
- Read passages and answer questions about measure words in Mandarin
- Make sentences using the different measure words
When we describe how many things in Mandarin, we need to add in a measure word between the number and the noun. In details, the measure words are:
个 gè (a common measure word)
张 zhāng (a measure word used for flat, sheet-like items)
本 běn (a measure word used for books, parts of a series, etc.)
支 zhī (a measure word used for long, thin, inflexible objects)
台 tái (a measure word used for computers)
一个书包 yí ge shū bāo (a backpack)
一张纸 yì zhāng zhǐ (a piece of paper)
一本书 yì běn shū (a book)
一支笔 yì zhī bǐ (a pen)
一台电脑 yì tái diàn nǎo (a computer)
I have made a set of cards on Quizlet (quizlet.com or download the app for phone or ipad) to help your child practice learning the words of this topic.
Search for laoshilinda (all one word lower case) and then choose measure word.
The video here explains how to use Quizlet https://vimeo.com/113241642
You do not need to know any Mandarin yourself to use any of these resources.
Please let me know if you have any questions.