The Chinese word 几 is a numeral that is used to indicate a small quantity or an indefinite number. It can be translated to “how many” or “several”. In Chinese, it is often used to ask questions about quantities, such as “几个人?” which means “how many people?”. 几 is a versatile word that is commonly used in everyday conversations and written texts in Chinese.
Adverb: how many
|你们几个人一起去吗？||nǐ men jǐ gè rén yī qǐ qù ma?||Are you guys going together?|
|这个问题我几乎不知道答案||zhè gè wèn tí wǒ jǐ hū bù zhī dá àn||I hardly know the answer to this question|
|我需要几个小时才能完成这个任务||wǒ xū yào jǐ gè xiǎo shí cái néng wán chéng zhè gè rèn wù||I need a few hours to complete this task|
|你有几本书？||nǐ yǒu jǐ běn shū?||How many books do you have?|
|这个房间有几个窗户？||zhè gè fáng jiān yǒu jǐ gè chuāng hù?||How many windows are there in this room?|
|我们需要几个志愿者来帮助我们||wǒ men xū yào jǐ gè zhì yuàn zhě lái bāng zhù wǒ men||We need a few volunteers to help us|
|几年前，我去过中国||jǐ nián qián, wǒ qù guò zhōng guó||I visited China a few years ago|
|老板，这个菜几块钱？||lǎo bǎn, zhè gè cài jǐ kuài qián?||Boss, how much is this dish?|
几 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.