Learn Mandarin Chinese for free using self-paced audio-visual lessons and interactive practice exercises - CultureAlley - master conversations, grammar, vocabulary and more! In this lesson we will learn something that is peculiar to Mandarin alone - 'measure words'! Let's see what they mean and how they're used! In English, we often have words defining the type of object being discussed. For example, a 'loaf' of bread, a 'flock' of sheep, a 'glass' of water etc...Mandarin uses a similar part of speech called 'Measure words' that may refer to the number, shape, or specification of an object.To study this at your own pace, take quizzes and explore more lessons go to www.culturealley.com. See you at the Alley!