Part Two: How To Read Chinese Numerals Up To 10000? Ten Keys Help Chinese Numeral Study


十大技巧:学用中文读出至万的大数字(下篇)


Continue to Learn how to count and read big Chinese numbers with ten skills. Reading Chinese numerals larger up to 10000 is not as difficult as you thought. The following skills are collected aiming to help the Chinese numeral study better and easier. Now let’s make a simple start on your Chinese numeral study by grasping the following ten key points and hope it will shed some light on how to read Chinese numerals up 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.
数位 Shù wèi The place or position that each digit occupies within a number.
三位数 Sān wèi shù The three-digit numbers in Chinese, e.g. 566.
多位数 Duō wèi shù The multi-digit nummers in Chinese which is consisted of two or more values and places, except the digit from 0 to 9.
计数单位 Jì shù dān wèi The numeration units spoken or written in Chinese.

Chinese Words Pronunciation

Chinese Pronunciation on GoogleSay “Big numerals up to 10000” in Chinese



Key 06. Read Each Digit Plus Unit One By One

用中文逐个读数字和单位

It’s supposed that you’ve learned how to count Chinese numbers from 0 to 99 from the first part of the previous bilingual story, that’s to say, successfully counting the single digits from 0 to 9 and two-digit numbers from 10 to 99 in Chinese. Now let’s jump to the second part below. It will talk about the rest of the useful key points on reading larger numerals in Chinese, such as how to read Chinese numerals up to 10000.

假设你已经从前文中学会了用中文数数,从 0 数到 99 的方法,即学会用中文数 0 至 9 的个位数,以及用中文数 10 至 99 的两位数。 现在,一起来看看故事的下半部分。以下将讲述用中文读大数字的技巧,比如怎样用中文读出至一万多大数字。

Firstly, to read Chinese numerals, you must read out each-position digit within a number and then followed by the name of the corresponding numeration unit it stands for at the same time, except the “Ones” place, the unit name of which doesn’t require to readout. Click here to check the most frequently-used numeration units in Chinese numerals (A Free-Login Required For Full Content).

首先,用中文读数时,必须同时读出每一位上的数字以及该位置对应的中文计数单位名称,唯“个位”例外。点击此处可查看常用的中文计数单位(免费登录后可见完整内容)。

As an exception, only at Ones position can you read out the digit value alone without the unit name required.

对于特殊的个位来说,只需读出个位上的数值,而无需读出它的计数单位。

For example:
举个例子:

28 is a two-digit numeral.

28 是一个两位数。

Read and write out this numeral in English as: Twenty-eight

在英文里读写作:Twenty-eight

Its Expanded Form as: 2 Tens + 8 Ones

可展开为:2 十 + 8 (个)一

Thus, we could read this numeral in Chinese or written into words as:
因此,在中文里可读写为:二十八

二十八    
(èr shí bā)

Another example:

另一个例子:

7891 is a four-digit number.

7891 是一个四位数。

Read and write out this numeral in English as Seven thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-One

在英文里读写作:Seven thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-One

Its Expanded Form as: 7 Thousands + 8 Hundreds + 9 Tens + 1 Ones

可展开为:7 千 + 8 百 + 9 十 + 1 (个)一

Thus, we could read this numeral in Chinese or write into words as:
因此,在中文里可读写为:七千 八百 九十 一

七千 八百 九十 一  
(qī qiān bā bǎi jiǔ shí yī)

Key 07. No Need to Read Out Value 1 at Tens Place Within a Two-Digit Numeral in Chinese

二位数,不必读出十位上的”一”

To read a two-digit numeral in Chinese, if it starts with digit 1 at the Tens place, it’s usually to read out the unit name at Tens in Chinese only, then followed by the digit at Ones, and do leave out the digit value 1 at Tens place as well as the unit at Ones place as we told before.

对二位数来说,若十位上的数值是 1,用中文读这个两位数时,只用读出十位上的计数单位,而常常省略十位上的数值 1 以及个位的计数单位。

For example:
举个例子:

16 is a two-digit numeral.

16 是一个两位数。

Read and write out this numeral in English as: Sixteen

在英文里读写作:Sixteen

Its Expanded Form as: 1 Tens + 6 Ones

可展开为:1 十 + 6 (个)一

Thus, we could read this numeral in Chinese or written into words as:
因此,在中文里可读写为:十六,而不是一十六。

十六    (shí liù)

not as 一十六

Key 08. To Read Zero or Not Depends on Its Position in Chinese Numerals

数字 “0” 的中文读法,视位置而定

The digit “0” Zero within English numerals is not read at all. But it is different in the Chinese numeral reading rules.

英文里,数字“0”永远不读出来。但是在中文数字里,“0”的读法是不同的。

There are two cases to read out the digit “0” zero within Chinese numerals.

读中文数字里的“0”,存在两种情况。

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So much for the basic and important skills on how to read Chinese numerals and count them in Chinese. Why not have a try now?! Just make a start from digits 0 to 9 and two-digit numbers in Chinese.

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