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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:
    几个 [ ge ]: a few; several; how many
    十几 [ shí ]: more than ten; a dozen or more
    好几 [ hǎo ]: several; quite a few
    几百 [ bǎi ]: several hundred
    几何 [ ]: geometry; (literary) how much
  • 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
    几率 [ ]: probability; odds
    茶几 [ chá ]: small side table; coffee table; teapoy (ornamental tripod with caddies for tea)
    不拉几 [ ]: (dialect) extremely
    堆案盈几 [ duī àn yíng ]: lit. piles of work and papers (idiom); fig. accumulated backlog of work
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