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Indicate “the whole” with “quán”

One of the uses of 全 (quán) is to indicate the entirety of something. It can be used for something like a whole household, an entire country, the whole world, etc.

"全"的一个用法是表示某事物的全部,它可用于表达如整个家庭、整个国家、整个世界等等。

The structure is quite simple, just put 全 in front of the noun you want to emphasize "the whole" of. You cannot use it with . Pay attention to the types of nouns you can use with 全, since it is usually paired up with 国 (country), 世界 (world), 家 (family), 天 (day), 球 (the globe), and the like.

结构很简单,就是把"全"放于你要强调"整个"意思的名词前面。它不能与"的"连用。留意与"全"搭配使用的名词类型,因为它一般是与"国"、"世界"、"家"、"天"诸如此类的名词搭配。

全 + Noun

Examples

wǒmen quán jiā dōu qù lǚyóu le.

我们全家都去旅游了。

My whole family went traveling.

qǐng nǐ dú yīxià quán wén.

请你读一下全文。

Please read the full text.

míngtiān wǒ quán tiān dōu dāi zài jiālǐ.

明天我全天都呆在家里。

I am going to stay home all day tomorrow.

nǐ zhīdào quán guó yǒu jǐ gè shěng ma?

你知道全国有几个省吗?

Do you know how many provinces the country has?

wǒ men xiàng quán qiú fā shè wú xiàn diàn bō.

我们向全球发射无线电波。

We directed radio waves around the whole world.

quán shìjiè de rén dōu zhīdào wǒ shì shuí.

全世界的人都知道我是谁。

The whole world knows who I am.

bǎohù huánjìng bù zhǐ shì zhèngfǔ de zérèn, gèng shì quán shèhuì de zérèn.

保护环境不只是政府的责任,也是全社会的责任。

It's not only the government's responsibility to protect the environment, but also the entire society.

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2016-08-16

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