那個

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Chinese[edit]

that; those; which (a measure word); individual
trad. (那個)
simp. (那个)
variant forms 那箇

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Note: nèige is a coalescence of .

Pronoun[edit]

那個

  1. that; that one
    那個什麼 / 那个什么  ―  Nàge shì shénme?  ―  What is that?
  2. (informal) Used in front of adjectives or verbs for emphasis.
    心裡那個高興 [MSC, trad.]
    心里那个高兴 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā xīnlǐ nàge gāoxìng a jiù bié tí le. [Pinyin]
    His happiness is beyond words.
  3. (informal, euphemistic, often humorous) Used to substitute for something which is inconvenient to be explicitly named, often something embarrassing.
    有點那個 [MSC, trad.]
    有点那个 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ duì tā yǒudiǎn nàge le. [Pinyin]
    (I am starting to suspect that) I have a crush on him.
    不會那個 [MSC, trad.]
    不会那个 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ bùhuì bǎ tā nàge le ba! [Pinyin]
    Don't tell me you did that thing to her! [i.e. had sex with her]
    小朋友博士的話中文表達能力這樣有點那個 [MSC, trad.]
    小朋友博士的话中文表达能力这样有点那个 [MSC, simp.]
    Xiǎopéngyǒu, zhēn shì bóshì dehuà, zhōngwén biǎodá nénglì zhèyàng kě zhēn jiù yǒudiǎn nàge le! [Pinyin]
    Mate, for someone with a PhD degree, your ability to express yourself in Chinese is not so flattering at all.

Interjection[edit]

那個

  1. uh; um; er; you know
    那個……那個……那個什麼 [MSC, trad.]
    那个……那个……那个什么 [MSC, simp.]
    Nèige...... Nèige...... Nǐ gāng nèige shuō shénme lái zhe? [Pinyin]
    Umm... umm... sorry what were you saying just then?

See also[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 哪個 (“which; which one; who”).
(This term, 那個, is a variant form of 哪個.)

Usage notes[edit]

Archaic. Use 哪個哪个 (nǎge) to avoid confusion with 那個那个 (nàge, “that; that one”).