Measure Words: Events

Please Note:  The measure words listed below may have other uses in Mandarin, but this list specifically addresses use with respect to Events.

场 / 場
chǎng

Large event (such as a demonstration, war, a conflict, a heavy rain, a fight, etc.)


Time, occurrence (such as World War II, three times, etc.)


duàn

A Period of Time (such as a love affair, a past event, etc.)


fān

An activity that requires significant effort, or a long period of time (such as a stretch of good weather, etc.)


jiàn

Incident, circumstance, thing.

节 / 節
jié

Event, episode (such as one class from a course or series, a series of continuing events: a course, TV series, etc.)


A moment (of anger, madness, etc.)

门 / 門
mén

A subject or series of classes.


tàng

Trip (such as a tour, a wasted trip, a trip to Italy, etc.)


Banquet.

阵 / 陣
zhèn

Sudden, passing event (such as a gust of wind, quick rain shower, etc.)

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