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I know that you can use 盒 to suggest that there is a collection of the following noun, such as 一盒麻将牌 (a box of mahjong tiles) and I was wondering which other classifiers I can use for a similar effect, for instance a bouquet of flowers or something.

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    束:see iciba:bouquet of flowers:束鲜花; 束花; 束兰花:捧花
    – user6065
    Nov 27, 2014 at 19:00
  • Thanks. :) Bouquet was just an example though, I'm curious if there are more.
    – Friso
    Nov 27, 2014 at 19:05
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    Measure/count words in Chinese are like preposition/conjunction words in English - there's a lot of them and usage is largely idiomatic.
    – NS.X.
    Nov 27, 2014 at 20:33
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    I haven't been able to find a complete list of classifiers, but this might help you: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_classifiers -- it's only a list of common ones, not a full list.
    – Ming
    Nov 28, 2014 at 1:08

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A few classifiers:

  • 束 shù: bundle, bouquet; 一束花
  • 袋 dài: bag
  • 包 bāo: package; 一包烟
  • 副 fù: set
  • 套 tào: set
  • 堆 duī: pile
  • 坨 tuó: lump
  • 群 qún: group
  • 组 zǔ: group, set, lineage
  • 碗 wǎn: bowl
  • 罐 guàn: can, jug, bottle
  • 壶 hú: pot
  • 家 jiā: certain group of people
  • 管 guǎn: tube
  • 类 lèi: collection of objects
  • 笔 bǐ: sum of money; 一笔钱
  • 团 tuán: ball, spherical collection
  • 股 gǔ: gaseous or liquid flow

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