Chinese Numbers, 数字

Ordinal and cardinal chinese numbers, fractions, percents %…

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one

十一

shí yī

11

èr

two

十二

shí èr

12

sān

three

十三

shí sān

13

four

十五

shí wǔ

15

five

十九

shí jiǔ

19

liù

six

二十

èr shí

20

seven

三十一

sān shí yī

31

eigth

六十六

liù shí liù

66

jiǔ

nine

七十八

qī shí bā

78

shí

ten

八十二

bā shí èr

82

líng

zero

九十九

 

jiǔ shí jiǔ

99

 

-The rule is the same from the begining to   

   九十九.

Note:

 

  • In spoken language sometimes used Yao instead to avoid confusion  between   and qi.

 

  • Number two 二èr is replaced by liǎng when means pair, couple o or simply the number two.

 

两个苹果 liǎng gè píngguǒ

Two apples,. A pair of apples

 

 

 

一百

yībǎi

100

hundred

一千

yīqiān

1.000

thousand

一万

yī wàn

10.000

ten thousand

一亿

yī yì

100.000

hundred thousand

 

  • 一百十二 yībǎi shí’èr

          112

 

  • 一千二百五十六 yīqiān èrbǎi wǔshíliù

          1.256

 

  • 一万五千三百三十 yī wàn wǔqiānsānbǎi sānshí

          15.330

 

  • 十二万八千七百八十二 shí’èr wàn bāqiān qībǎi bāshíèr

          128.782

 

  • 一百万 yībǎi wàn

          1.000.000 (100×10.000)

 

Fractions

Fractions show as follows,

  • fēn

Denominator represents the number of equal parts into which the unit has been split.

 

  • zhī

Numerator indicates the parts that are taken from that unit.

 

四分之一sì fēn zhī yī

¼

十分之八 shí fēn zhī bā

8/10

 

Half:

 

  • bàn

Half

 

半年bànnián

Half of a year

 

 

五年半 wǔ nián bàn

Five years and a half

 

Percents:

 

百分之八十 bǎi fēn zhī bāshí

80%

百分之一百零九 bǎi fēn zhī yībǎi líng jiǔ

109%

 

Decimal expressions:

 

  • The decimal point is expressed by diǎn.

五点 三九wǔ diǎn sānjiǔ

5.39

八点七二 bā diǎn qī èr

8.72

 

 

Ordinal Numbers:

 

  • Used placing before the number.

第一本书 dì yī běn shū

The first book.

第六课 dì liù kè

The sixth lesson.

Important:

  • In ordinal numbers is not allowed to use liǎng

 

 

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Interrogative Pronoums, 疑问代词

Time and Dates, 时间和日期

 

 

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