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Meaning of 几

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(Trad.: 幾)
Total strokes: 2; Radical:
Pictographic: A small table; compare
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: how much; how many; several; a few
    Chinese Definition:
    ①对别人称本身:自己。知己。反求诸己。推己及人。己所不欲,勿施于人。
    ②天干的第六位,用作顺序第六的代称。
    ③询问数量多少(估计不太大)的疑问词:几个人?几何(a。多少,如“人生几几?”b。研究点线面体的性质、关系和计算方法的学科,如“平面几几”)。
    ④表示不定的数目:几本书。几百人。

    Example Words:
    好几 hǎo several; quite a few
    几何 geometry; (literary) how much
    几经 jīng to go through numerous (setbacks, revisions etc)
    无几 very little; hardly any
    几分 fēn somewhat; a bit
    More: 几* | *几 | *几*
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: small table; almost
    Chinese Definition:
    ①小或矮的桌子:茶几儿。
    ②将近,差一点:几乎。几至。
    ③苗头:知几其神乎。

    Example Words:
    几乎 almost; nearly; practically
    茶几 chá small side table; coffee table; teapoy (ornamental tripod with caddies for tea)
    庶几 shù similar; almost; if only; maybe
    窗明几净 chuāng míng jìng lit. clear window and clean table (idiom); fig. bright and clean
    几案 àn table; long table
    More: 几* | *几 | *几*
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