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The Chinese counting system is fairly easy and straightforward. There are not as many number words as in English (where the numbers zero up to twenty require twenty-one different words, plus more words for the tens, e.g. 'forty').

Basic Numbers : from 1 to 10

ChinesePinyin
1
2èr
3sān
4
5
6liù
7
8
9jiǔ
10shí

0零 / 〇líng
Audio file : from 1 to 10.mp3

From 11 to 99

ChinesePinyinNote
11十一shíyī10+1
12十二shí'èr10+2
13十三shísān10+3
19十九shíjiǔ10+9
20二十èrshí2x10
21二十一èrshíyī2x10+1
22二十二èrshí'èr2x10+2
30三十sānshí3x10
40四十sìshí4x10
90九十jiǔshí9x10
99九十九jiǔshíjiǔ9x10+9
Audio file : from 11 to 99.mp3

From 100 to 999

ChinesePinyin
100一百yībǎi
101一百零一yībǎilíngyī
110一百一(十)yībǎiyī(shí)
111一百一十一yībǎiyīshíyī
120一百二十yībǎi'èrshí
200二百èrbǎi
999九百九十九jiǔbǎijiǔshǐjiǔ
Audio file : from 100 to 999.mp3

1000 and after

ChinesePinyin
1 000一千yīqiān
1 001一千零一yīqiānlíngyī
1 010一千零一十yīqiānlíngshí
1 100一千一百yīqiānyībǎi
9 999九千九百九十九jiǔqiānjiǔbǎijiǔshíjiǔ
10 000一万yīwàn
1 000 000一百万yībǎiwàn
100 000 000一亿yīyì

Examples

  • 100,004 = 十万〇四
  • 10,050,026 = 一千〇五万〇二十六 or 一千〇五万二十六

Online exercices : http://hua.umf.maine.edu/Chinese/games/numbers/chinese/one.html

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亿

Character 一
Character 五
Character 百

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