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

English Words:

Chinese Pinyin:

Standard Chinese:

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.

Chinese Words Pronunciation

Chinese Pronunciation on GoogleSay “Numbers from 1 to 10000” in Chinese



Key 01. Know Popularly-used Chinese Numbers

了解中国最常用的数字形态

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.

中国人生活中常用的数字形态包括三种:中国小写数字、中国大写数字和阿拉伯数字。

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.

其中,中国小写数字(简称为中国数字)和阿拉伯数字在中国最常见。学会中文数数,对于学中文十分重要。

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.

而中国大写数字,主要在银行、财务系统中填写金额时出现,目的是防止涂改金额。

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.

这十个基本的中文数字汉字中,繁体中文数字(大写数字),与对应数值的简体中文数字(小写数字)的中式发音完全相同,仅书写不同。

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.

现在,一起来看看这十个最基本的中文数字汉字以及它们各自的书写形态,如下表所示。

阿拉伯数字
(ā lā bó shù zì)
Arabic Numerals
中国小写数字(标准/简体)
(Zhōng guó xiǎo xiě shù zì) (jiǎn tǐ)
Standard Chinese Numerals (Lowercase/Simplifed)
英文数字
(Yīng wén shù zì)
English Numerals
0
(líng)
Zero
1
(yī)
One
2
(èr)
Two
3
(sān)
Three
4
(sì)
Four
5
(wǔ)
Five
6
(liù)
Six
7
(qī)
Seven
8
(bā)
Eight
9
(jiǔ)
Nine

Key 03. Read Chinese Digits 0 to 9 Directly Without Numeration Units

一位数中文直接读,无需添加计数单位

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 ““, and that is it, “jiǔ“.

例如,读一位数 “9”,用中文读出它的数字汉字“九”的中文读音“jiǔ”即可。

Key 04. Read Each From Higher to Lower Places To Count Two-Digit or Larger Chinese Numbers

数多位数时,从高位向低位读数

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.

多位数在中文里的读法,与英语或其他语言一样,都是从高位往低位依次读数,即从最左边位置上的数值读至最右边末尾位置上的数值。

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.

例如,用中文读两位数“87”,先读左边的数字“8”,再读右边的数字“7”,遵循中文读数、数数的规则。

Key 05. More Numeration Units Existing in Chinese Numeral System

中文数字使用更多的计数单位


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Fore the rest of key points, let’s switch to Part two for continually learning on How to Read Chinese Numerals Up to 10000 With Ten skills

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