Measure Words: Groups & Collections
Please Note: The measure words listed below may have other uses in Mandarin, but this list specifically addresses use with respect to Groups & Collections.
Group or class (such as a class of students, etc.)
Dozen (such as a dozen eggs, etc.)
Stack (such as a stack of books, of money, of boxes, etc.)
队 / 隊
Battalion or team (such as a battalion of soldiers, etc.)
Skewer (such as a skewer of meat and vegetables, etc.) 😀 I like how the character looks like a skewer!
Chain, exhibited items (such as a train, etc.)
Row or queue (such as a row of trees, etc.)
Group or flock (such as a flock of geese, a flock of sheep, a group of people, etc.)
项 / 項
Headline or item in a list.
A few (such as a few supplies, a few things, etc.)
种 / 種
A kind (such as a kind of animal, etc.)
众 / 眾
A crowd (such as a crowd of people, etc.)
组 / 組
An organization (such as a consumers’ union, a group of data, etc.)