Mandarin Chinese Grammar for Pimsleur Students/Nouns

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Nouns[edit]

Examples[edit]

Countable[edit]

Nouns that go with the measure word 个 / ge[edit]
班机 bān jī flight, airplane
儿子 érzĭ son
飞机 fēijī airplane
飞机场 fēijīchăng airport
女儿 nǚér daughter
rén person
太太 tài tài wife
先生 xiānshēng husband
小孩儿 xiăo hái'er child
小时 xiăoshí hour
Nouns that go with the measure word 条 / tiáo[edit]
jiē street
road
Nouns that go with the measure word 家 / jiā[edit]
饭店 fàn diàn restaurant
酒店 jiŭ diàn hotel
Nouns that don't require another measure word[edit]
家里 jiā lĭ home, family
家人 jiā rén family, household
洗手间 xĭ shŏu jiān bathroom

Not countable[edit]

chá tea
啤酒 píjĭu beer
qián money
shuĭ water

Others[edit]

东西 dōngxi thing, something
晚饭 wănfàn dinner
午饭 wŭfàn lunch