Never make these mistakes in Chinese 85

         Tā yǐjīnɡ zhùyuàn shí sì jǐ tiān le.
False: 他已经住院十四几天了。
          Tā yǐjīnɡ zhùyuàn shí sì wǔ tiān le.
True: 他已经住院十四五天了。

One way to express approximate numbers in Chinese is to use two adjaccent digits together. We can say 十三四,四五十.几 itself represent an approximate number and never occurs next to a definite number such as 四. According to this rule, we change 几 into 五, i.e. 十四五.

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