幾多

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See also: 几多

Chinese[edit]

 
how much; how many; several; a few; almost
 
many; much; a lot of; numerous; multi-
trad. (幾多)
simp. (几多)
alt. forms 一多 (it-tô) S. Sixian Hakka

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

幾多

  1. (Cantonese, Hakka, literary) how many, how much
    幾多 [Cantonese, trad.]
    几多 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Keoi5 gei2 do1 seoi3 nei5 dou1 m4 zi1? [Jyutping]
    You don't even know how many years old he is?
    幾多恰似春水 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    几多恰似春水 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: 李煜, 『虞美人·春花秋月何時了』
    Wèn jūn néng yǒu jǐduō chóu, qiàsì yī jiāng chūnshuǐ xiàng dōng liú. [Pinyin]
    If you ask me how much sorrow I have, it's just like this endless river of spring water flowing east.
  2. (Cantonese) a lot; much; numerous
    嗰便幾多 [Cantonese, trad.]
    𠮶便几多 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Tai2 go2 bin6, jau5 gei2 do1 jyu4! [Jyutping]
    Look over there, there's so much fish!

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 多少 (“how many; how much”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 幾多
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 多少
Mandarin Beijing 多少
Taiwan 多少
Jinan 多少
Xi'an 多少
Wuhan 幾多好多
Chengdu 好多
Yangzhou 多少
Hefei 好些好多
Cantonese Guangzhou 幾多
Hong Kong 幾多
Taishan 幾多
Yangjiang 幾多
Gan Nanchang 幾多
Hakka Meixian 幾多
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 幾多
Liudui (S. Sixian) 幾多
Hsinchu (Hailu) 幾多
Dongshi (Dabu) 幾多
Zhuolan (Raoping) 幾多
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 幾多
Jin Taiyuan 多少
Min Bei Jian'ou 幾多
Min Dong Fuzhou 若夥
Min Nan Xiamen 偌濟
Quanzhou 偌濟
Zhangzhou 偌濟
Taipei 偌濟
Kaohsiung 偌濟
Penang
Philippines (Manila) 偌濟
Chaozhou 若濟
Wu Suzhou 幾化
Wenzhou 幾倈兒幾倈
Xiang Changsha 好多
Shuangfeng 好多幾多

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
いく
Grade: S

Grade: 2
yutōyomi

Etymology[edit]

Literal reading of 幾多 (いくそばく) (ikusobaku).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

幾多 (hiragana いくた, rōmaji ikuta)

  1. many, much
     (いく) () (こん) (なん) () ()えなければならない。
    Ikuta no konnan o norikoenakereba naranai.
    We must overcome lots of difficulties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0