You must already know. Numbers one to ten in Chinese。If you don’t know, look here first.
They are 一二三四五六七八九十。
You can copy them to Google Translate to hear them.
1=【一 】 =one
2=【二 】 =two
3=【三 】 =three
4=【四 】 =four
5=【五 】 =five
6=【六 】 =six
7=【七 】 =seven
8=【八 】 =eight
9=【九 】 =nine
10=【十 】 =ten
We need to learn four new words. very simple.They are easy to read and write, and also very common useful,It must be learned.
百 It means one hundred . The closest pronunciation is the English word “bye” （70% similarity ）
千 It means one thousand . The closest pronunciation is the English word “change” （60% similarity .Don’t pronounce the second half）
万 It means ten thousand . The closest pronunciation is the English word “van” （60% similarity ）
亿 It means one hundred million . The closest pronunciation is the English word “E” （70% similarity . stress E）
let’s start. 11-19.They are different in English,But in Chinese, they are directly 【十】plus【一】
- 11=【十一】 =eleven
- 12=【十二】 =twelve
- 13= 【十三】 =thirteen
- 14=【十四】 =fourteen
- 15=【十五】 =fifteen
- 16=【十六】 =sixteen
- 17=【十七】 =seventeen
- 18=【十八】 =eighteen
- 19=【十九】 =nineteen
Whether English or Chinese 20 is the dividing line. and go on,The pattern is so obvious！
20=twenty=【二十】，very funny that 12=【十二】，Twelve and Twenty They Are Different Only Change Their Position。
You must have guessed thirty is 【三十】，It is right!
Putting it all together,You will get 21 equal 【二十一】，88 equal 【八十八】
Just pay attention to the numbers before and after “十”. All numbers between 21 and 99 have been learned.
One hundred is “一百” ,Maybe learn here. You have figured out all the numbers.
If not, It doesn’t matter.See you in the next article.How to read all Chinese numbers.