Measure Words: People
Please Note: The measure words listed below may have other uses in Mandarin, but this list specifically addresses use with respect to People.
个 / 個
People & Things, i.e a (yī gè) person, two (gè) people, a thing, an example, etc.
Dependent persons. Most often used in written Chinese.
Person (professional), i.e. a doctor, a nurse, an attorney.
Can be substituted with 位.
Only used for persons (formal/respectful), i.e. teachers, professors, a man, a woman, etc.