"Two people."

Translation:两位。

November 29, 2017

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What is the role of "位" here

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/incazelo

It is a classifier for people, people that has higher level than you or older than you, and to address someone that you don't know in a formal way. Example 那位人 that person 两位 / 两位人 2 person

But we also can use 个 in general way. 那个人 is also 'that person' 两个人 is also '2 person' but they are less formal.

December 1, 2017

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why not 两个人?

February 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/NelZeroTwo

That's informal. 兩位 or 兩位人 are for addressing people formally.

February 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/buttercup192719

2 places, not 2 people. 两个人 ?

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Miriam442403

If you've even walked into a Chins-speaking restaurant, 两位 is said to INDICATE that there are two people who need places.

June 18, 2018
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