|many; much||few; little|
- (interrogative) how many; how much
- 你要多少？ ― Nǐ yào duōshǎo? ― How much do you want?
- (when duplicated in a sentence) as much as; as many as
Sometimes 多少 (duōshao) is used in ways that the English terms how many and how much are not; for example, in Mandarin it is common to ask:
This usage of how many may have become prevalent on account of the fact that phone numbers - as well as many email addresses in China - are made up completely of digits.
- (how many; how much):
- amount; how much; how many
- somewhat; more or less
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