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Measure Words: Units of Measure

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


bàng

Unit of weight, pound.

笔 / 筆

Sums of money or transactions.


chǐ

Unit of length, i.e. meter, one foot, 1/3 meter, etc.


cùn

Unit of length, i.e. one inch, etc.


dòu

Unit of volume, i.e. 10 liters.


dūn

Ton, metric ton.


jīn

Kilogram.

块 / 塊
kuài

Monetary units, i.e. 1 Yuan, etc.


Unit of distance, i.e. kilometer, etc.


máo

Monetary units, i.e. dime, 1/10 Yuan, etc.


píng

Unit of area.


shēng

Unit of volume, i.e. liter, etc.

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