Paj-Puj: Expressing Approximate Numbers via <span style="font-family:sans-serif;" >نەچچە، قانچە</span>

Expressing Approximate Numbers via نەچچە، قانچە

نەچچە» ۋە «قانچە» ئارقىلىق ياسالغان مۆلچەر سان»

The words نەچچە and قانچە may be placed before positive powers of ten (10, 100, 1000, etc.) in a manner analogous to the English "a few".

a few "tens" (a few dozen)
نەچچە ئون
قانچە ئون

a few hundred
نەچچە يۈز
قانچە يۈز

When placed after multiples of ten (e.g., 10, 40, 120), نەچچە is used analogously to the English "or so".

ten or so
ئون نەچچە

a hundred thirty or so
يۈز ئوتتۇز نەچچە


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