Measure Words – 04 Lengths, Distances

 

Lengths, Distances
Chinese Pinyin Main uses
chǐ (chi) Chinese “foot”
chǐ (chi) British foot
cùn (cun) British inch
cùn (cun) Chinese “inch”
公尺 gōngchǐ (gongchi) “meter”
公分 gōngfēn (gongfen) centimeter (less common)
公里 gōnglǐ (gongli) “kilometer”
光年 guāngnián (guangnian) “light year”
lǐ (li) British mile
lǐ (li) “lǐ“, about 1/3 mile
厘米 límǐ (limi) centimeter
mǐ (mi) meter
秒差距 miǎochājù (miaochaju) “parsec”
天文单位 (天文單位) tiānwéndānwèi (tianwendanwei) “astronomical unit”
英尺 yīngchǐ (yingchi) British foot
英里 yīnglǐ (yingli) British mile