Video Lesson: I want to buy a pack of yogurts.  (Elementary, Module 1)

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  Instructor: Tiffany Length: 04:12
  Knowledge Point: Noun Used as Measure Words: "xiāng" and "kǔn" (Elementary, Module 1)
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A case of beer. A bundle of books. A box of apples. In Chinese, how we say a pack of things depends on how the particular items be packed together.
Peter F. says
Hi Tiffany, lets talk fast about this bundle of yogurt. Somehow this sounds strange to me, because under a bundle I understand some thing loose which is bundled together with a string or wire, like vegetable, newspaper, wood etc..,
Yogurts are tidy packed in some kind of open box or plastic.
Now my question, would it not be better to use the word Packet [bāo] instead of [kǔn]
with yogurt we use often the word 6 pack or 4 pack 
Xīnnián kuàilè 
Peter

February 9, 2016 Reply
Peter F. in reply to Peter F.
No answer on this one?
April 3, 2016 Reply
Tiffany in reply to Peter F.
Hello Peter,
When the word “捆(kǔn)” is used for yogurt, it means several bags of yogurt which are bundled together. If yogurts are packed in a box or plastic bag, you can use “盒(hé) “or “包(bāo).”
April 8, 2016 Reply
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