# How do you count in Mandarin Chinese?

## How do you count in Mandarin Chinese?

Lesson 3: Numbers (1-10)

1. 一 yī one.
2. 二 èr. two.
3. 三 sān. three.
4. 四 sì four.
5. 五 wǔ five.
6. 六 liù six.
7. 七 qī seven.
8. 八 bā eight.

How do you say 21 in Chinese?

As with months, you use cardinal numbers (one, two, three, etc) instead of ordinal numbers (first, second, third, etc) for dates in Chinese, e.g. 三号(sān hào), not 第三号(dì sān hào)….Days of the Month in Chinese.

English Chinese Pinyin
18th 十八号 shí bā hào
19th 十九号 shí jiǔ hào
20th 二十号 èr shí hào
21st 二十一号 èr shí yī hào

### How does the Chinese number system work?

In the Chinese numeration system, correspond- ing characters exist for 0–9 and for the multiples of 10, that is, 10; 100; 1,000; and so on. A number can easily be rewritten from Hindu-Arabic to Chinese by writing it in its expanded form, which gives the actual value of each digit.

What is the fastest way to learn Mandarin number characters?

How to Memorize Chinese Characters: 7 Simple Steps

• Break Down Chinese Characters. Parts of a Chinese Character. The Logic Behind Stroke Order.
• Go Back in Time.
• Write, Write, Write!
• Watch Chinese TV Shows, Movies and Videos.
• Embrace the Wonders of Karaoke.

#### How do you read numbers in Mandarin?

Chinese numbers are easy to read and remember, but it still takes some practice to use them fluently in real life situations….Chinese Numbers Are Easier Than English Numbers.

0 líng
1 一 （幺） yī （yāo）
2 二 （两） èr （liǎng）
3 sān
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