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.


bān

Group or class (such as a class of students, etc.)


Dozen (such as a dozen eggs, etc.)

叠/ 疊
dié

Stack (such as a stack of books, of money, of boxes, etc.)

队 / 隊
duì

Battalion or team (such as a battalion of soldiers, etc.)


chuàn

Skewer (such as a skewer of meat and vegetables, etc.)  😀 I like how the character looks like a skewer!


liè

Chain, exhibited items (such as a train, etc.)


pái

Row or queue (such as a row of trees, etc.)


qún

Group or flock (such as a flock of geese, a flock of sheep, a group of people, etc.)

项 / 項
xiàng

Headline or item in a list.


xiē

A few (such as a few supplies, a few things, etc.)

种 / 種
zhǒng

A kind (such as a kind of animal, etc.)

众 / 眾
zhòng

A crowd (such as a crowd of people, etc.)

组 / 組

An organization (such as a consumers’ union, a group of data, etc.)

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