Part One: Learn Better Count Chinese Numbers 1 to 10000
学会用中文从 1 数到 1 万
How to count Chinese numbers from 1 to 10000? Counting Chinese numbers is not as difficult as you thought. The Chinese numeral system that originated from the China Shang Dynasty (about 1600 BC to 1046 BC) has an over-3000-years history. There are certainly some skills passed down for years and make it easy for a better grasp of study. Try to understand and remember the following ten key points that will help you quickly learn how to count Chinese numbers from 1 to 10000.
Target Story Words
Similar Chinese Words:
数数 Shǔ shù To count numbers.
Related Chinese Words:
数字 Shù zì Digit, numeral, number in Chinese.
中国小写数字 Zhōng guó xiǎo xiě shù zì The Standard Chinese numerals or known as Simplified Chinese numerals “简体中文数字”, Chinese numerals in Normal case or Chinese lowercase numbers.
中国大写数字 Zhōng guó dà xiě shù zì The Traditional Chinese numerals “繁体中文数字” or known as Chinese uppercase numbers.
Table of Story
- Story Word in EN/CN/Pinyin
- Listen to Chinese Pronunciation
- #1 Know Popularly-used Chinese Numerals
- #2 Ten Chinese Characters for Digits
- #3 Read Digits Without Units
- #4 Read From Higher to Lower Places For Two or More-Digit Numbers
- #5 More Units in Chinese Numeral System (For Logged-ins)
- Jump to Part Two: Read Chinese Numerals Up to 10000
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Key 01. Know Popularly-used Chinese Numbers
There are three forms of numerals commonly used in Chinese daily life: the Normal-case Chinese Numerals (also known as Chinese Lowercase Numbers), Traditional Chinese Numerals (or known as Chinese Uppercase Numbers), and the Arabic Numerals.
Among these popular forms of numerals in China, both Chinese lowercase numbers (shorten as Chinese numbers below) and Arabic numerals are the most common to see in China. So to well count Chinese numbers is quite important for Chinese learning.
On the other side, the uppercase/traditional Chinese numbers, are widely used in banks and financial systems when filling the amount, with the main purpose of preventing the financial numbers from modifications.
Key 02. Ten Chinese Characters Help Count Chinese Numbers From Digit 0 to 9
用十个汉字表示数字 0 至 9
Generally, people in China used ten Chinese characters to express, show and count Chinese numbers from the digit 0 to 9, which can be understood as the “Chinese Numeral Characters 中国数字汉字 (zhōng guó shù zì hàn zì)” and differentiate them by writing the Chinese numeral characters into the Traditional and Simplified Chinese forms.
通常，在中国，人们用十个汉字表示数字 0 ～ 9，可理解为“中国数字汉字”，并在中文书写中分别书写为繁体和简体两种汉字形态。
Among the ten basic Chinese numeral characters, the traditional ones, which have the equal value with the simplified Chinese numeral characters, are pronounced exactly the same as the simplified ones (Chinese lowercase numerals), only written differently in the Chinese language.
Thus, it is to say that, once you learn these ten Chinese Numeral Characters and also their Chinese pronunciations, you can easily count Chinese numbers from 0 to 9 as quickly as you can.
学会这十个中文数字，以及它们的中文发音，就能简单快速地用中文从 0 数到 9 。
Now let’s check out the basic ten Chinese numeral characters for digits and their different writing forms in Chinese below.
(ā lā bó shù zì)
(Zhōng guó xiǎo xiě shù zì) (jiǎn tǐ)
Standard Chinese Numerals (Lowercase/Simplifed)
(Zhōng guó dà xiě shù zì) (fán tǐ)
Traditional Chinese Numerals (Uppercase/Traditional)
(Yīng wén shù zì)
|零 (the same)
Key 03. Read Chinese Digits 0 to 9 Directly Without Numeration Units
To count Chinese digits 0 to 9, please read them out in Chinese directly, without any name or counting units of the digit place added at the end.
用中文读一位数 0 至 9 时，只需用中文读出数字即可，无需在末尾读出它们的中文数位名称或计数单位。
Take the digit “nine” as an example, just read out its Chinese pronunciation of the corresponding numeral character “ 九 “, and that is it, “jiǔ“.
Key 04. Read Each From Higher to Lower Places To Count Two-Digit or Larger Chinese Numbers
To read out multi-digit numbers in Chinese, please read each digit of the number from the left (higher position) to the right (lower position), as the same as the sequence of reading numbers in English or other languages.
For example, to read the two-digit number “87” in Chinese, please read from left “8” to the right “7” following the Chinese numeral’s reading and counting rules.
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