I know I have already used this video before. I am going to use it again, but this time for a different reason.
Other than the body parts what else did you notice? Yes, the measure words. 个 (gè)，只 (zhǐ)，张 (zhāng)，条 (tiáo)，顶 (dǐng) are all measure words. Measure words are used in the Chinese language when using numbers to quantify people or things. Numbers cannot be directly attached to nouns. They take the following structure:
Number + Measure Word + Noun
The most widely used measure word is 个 (gè), and it is most commonly used to quantify people:
一个人 (yī gè rén): one person
两个朋友 (liǎng gè péngyǒu): two friends
三个老师 (sān gè lǎoshī): three teachers
个 (gè) however is not only used to quantify people, it is also used to quantify other objects. Few examples:
一个土豆 (yī gè tǔdòu): a potato
五个汉字 (wǔ gè hànzì): five Chinese characters
六个大学 (liù gè dàxué): six universities
两个地方 (liǎng gè dìfāng): two places
This post is a brief introduction of measure words. I will be writing more posts in the future introducing new measure words and how to use them.