The Chinese word 个 is a measure word that is used to indicate the general idea of “one” or “a” in English. It is used to count people, objects, and abstract concepts, and is one of the most commonly used measure words in the Chinese language. It is important to note that 个 can also be used as a pronoun to refer to oneself or to indicate a sense of individuality or uniqueness.
Measure Word: for almost everything
|我有一个苹果||wǒ yǒu yī gè píngguǒ||I have an apple|
|这是一个好主意||zhè shì yī gè hǎo zhǔyì||This is a good idea|
|他是一个老师||tā shì yī gè lǎoshī||He is a teacher|
|我要买一个新的电脑||wǒ yào mǎi yī gè xīn de diànnǎo||I want to buy a new computer|
|这个问题很难||zhè gè wèntí hěn nán||This problem is difficult|
|我们需要一个领袖||wǒmen xūyào yī gè lǐngxiù||We need a leader|
|她有一个漂亮的房子||tā yǒu yī gè piàoliang de fángzi||She has a beautiful house|
|你可以借一个笔吗？||nǐ kěyǐ jiè yī gè bǐ ma?||Can you lend me a pen?|
个 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.