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The Chinese word ge - 个 - gè
( classifier (for persons) )

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced . However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

classifier (for persons), classifier (for abstract things), single, piece

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Chinese characters  ( ge / gè ) with pronunciation (English translation: <i>classifier (for persons)</i> )
个 ( ge / gè ) in traditional characters
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Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

personality  |  universal classifier which is often used when the regular classifier is unknown
个 ( ge / gè ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 17)
Chinese example words containing the character 个 ( ge / gè )
个人 ( gèrén = individual ), 个性 ( gèxìng = personality ), 个子 ( gèzi = stature ), 哪个 ( nàge = that ), 我一个人 ( wŏ yī gè rén = me alone ), 整个 ( zhĕnggè = entire ), 这个 ( zhègè = this )
Other characters that are pronounced gè in Chinese

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