CHINESE NUMBERS

数字

(Shù Zì)

What Do You Know About Chinese Numbers

Could you read Chinese numbers or count in Chinese way?

Chinese numbers are the symbols used by the Chinese people to record and count numbers in their own way. In China, ten Chinese characters are used to express and count numbers from 1 to 10. They are the basic numeral symbols to learn Chinese numbers and counting skills in China.

The following bilingual stories are trying to share some useful tips & tricks on quick learning and memorizing Chinese numbers. Hope helpful.

Two Forms of Chinese Numbers

Chinese numbers are differentiated by Simplified and Traditional forms in writings. The Simplified Chinese Numbers, also known as the Normal Chinese Numbers or Lowercase Chinese Numbers, are the most commonly used numeral forms in Chinese life as well as the Arabic Numerals.

The Traditional Traditional Chinese Numbers, or called Uppercase Chinese Numbers, are pronounced exactly the same as its Simplified Chinese Number, only written differently in forms of Traditional Chinese Characters.

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Chinese people use ten Chinese characters to express basic numbers from 1 to 10 for record and counting. They are further evolved into two forms: the simplified/lowercase or so-called normal Chinese numbers like 一, 二, 三, 四, 五, 六, 七, 八, 九, 十, and the traditional/uppercase or so-called traditional Chinese numbers like 壹, 贰, 叁, 肆, 伍, 陆, 柒, 捌, 玖, 拾, which sounds correspondingly the same as normal Chinese numbers but are written more complex in Chinese.

Nowadays, normal Chinese Numbers appear and are used more frequently in Chinese people’s daily life. So do the Arabic numbers and sometimes the Roman numerals in the written papers and reports. But as for the Traditional Chinese Numbers, they are usually written in banks and financial systems to record the amount and to prevent financial numbers from modifications.

Although Chinese numbers may look a little bit complicated on writings like other Chinese words you have already known, they are not difficult to learn if you get to know some numeral skills. Continue to read the following stories which will guide you on quickly learning Chinese numbers 1 to 10 with visual tricks, but also give you more useful tips on how to read and better count Chinese large numbers like counting to ten thousand and even more.

中国数字
(Zhōng Guó Shù Zì)

"Chinese Numbers"

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