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The Chinese word ji - 几 - jĭ
(how many in Chinese)

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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 (not yet available in this dictionary).

English translations

how many, several, a few, nearly, a small table, how much,

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 几 ( jĭ ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.

Chinese characters  ( ji / jĭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: how many )
几 ( ji / jĭ ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 几 ( ji / jĭ ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ni yao ji ge?
Nĭ yào jĭ ge?
 – English translation: How many do you want?

Usage as a radical
几 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called jīzìpáng.
Character complexity
the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character the more strokes, the harder it is to write and memorize this character 

is composed of 2 strokes and therefore is of extremely low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

geometry  |  used when asking for 10 or fewer items as well as when asking for the time
几 ( ji / jĭ ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 147)
Chinese example words containing the character 几 ( ji / jĭ )
巴布亚新几内亚 ( Bābùyà Xīnjĭnèiyà = Papua New Guinea ), 赤道几内亚 ( Chìdào Jĭnèiyà = Equatorial Guinea ), 几乎 ( jīhū = almost ), 几点 ( jĭdiăn = what time ), 他几岁了 ( tā jĭ suì le = How old is he? )
Other characters that are pronounced jĭ in Chinese
More words that mean how many in Chinese
duōshăo ( 多少 )
More words that mean several in Chinese
sān ( 三 ), shŭ ( 数 ), xiē ( 些 )

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