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Various ways to say “how far” in Chinese

The common expressions their uses in sentences

……多远? (……duō yuǎn?)

      

This is the most straightforward way to ask “how far.”

e.g.

从这里到火车站有多远? (Cóng zhèlǐ dào huǒchē zhàn yǒu duō yuǎn?) How far is it from here to the train station?

学校离你家有多远? (Xuéxiào lí nǐ jiā yǒu duō yuǎn?) How far is the school from your home?

你能走多远? (Nǐ néng zǒu duō yuǎn?) How far can you walk?

The extended phrases to express “how far” in Chinese

离这里有多远 (lí zhèlǐ yǒu duō yuǎn)

      

This phrase specifies the distance from the current location.

e.g.

离这里有多远? (Lí zhèlǐ yǒu duō yuǎn?) How far is it from here?

离这里最近的加油站有多远? (Lí zhèlǐ zuìjìn de jiāyóuzhàn yǒu duō yuǎn?) How far is the nearest gas station from here?

你家离这里的商场有多远? (Nǐ jiā lí zhèlǐ de shāngchǎng yǒu duō yuǎn?) How far is the mall from your home?

距离有多远 (jùlí yǒu duō yuǎn)

      

This phrase asks about the distance in general terms.

e.g.

从这里到你公司的距离有多远? (Cóng zhèlǐ dào nǐ gōngsī de jùlí yǒu duō yuǎn?) How far is the distance from here to your company?

从这里到最近的医院距离有多远? (Cóng zhèlǐ dào zuìjìn de yīyuàn jùlí yǒu duō yuǎn?) How far is the distance to the nearest hospital from here?

这两个城市之间的距离有多远? (Zhè liǎng gè chéngshì zhījiān de jùlí yǒu duō yuǎn?) How far is the distance between these two cities?

走多远 (zǒu duō yuǎn)

      

This phrase asks about the walking distance.

e.g.

从这里走多远到公园? (Cóng zhèlǐ zǒu duō yuǎn dào gōngyuán?) How far is it to walk from here to the park?

你平时散步走多远? (Nǐ píngshí sànbù zǒu duō yuǎn?) How far do you usually walk for a stroll?

我们还要走多远才能到? (Wǒmen hái yào zǒu duō yuǎn cáinéng dào?) How much farther do we need to walk to get there?

开车多远 (kāichē duō yuǎn)

      

This phrase asks about the driving distance.

e.g.

从这里开车多远到市中心? (Cóng zhèlǐ kāichē duō yuǎn dào shì zhōngxīn?) How far is it to drive from here to downtown?

去机场开车多远? (Qù jīchǎng kāichē duō yuǎn?) How far is it to drive to the airport?

从你家到我家开车多远? (Cóng nǐ jiā dào wǒ jiā kāichē duō yuǎn?) How far is it to drive from your house to mine?

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