Chinese Number System – How to Write Chinese Numbers

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Chinese Number System – How to Write Chinese Numbers

Understanding how to write Chinese numbers should take very little time and effort to learn. By the end of this article you should have a very solid understanding of the Chinese number system. Chinese numbers are written from Left to Right like English numbers. Although the Chinese symbol for zero appears above, it’s only used when it comes to money. You write the base Chinese Number then what I call a “multiplier” if the number is above ten. Here are a couple examples to demonstrate what I mean.

Chinese Number Example

It’s actually pretty straight forward when it comes to learning how to use the Chinese number system. Pronouncing Chinese numbers is even easier. Because they follow the exact same pattern in the above example. To illustrate what I mean, here are Chinese numbers 1 to 100.

Chinese Numbers 1 to 100

You really just need to memorizes how to pronounce the base Chinese Numbers then you can easily pronounce any Chinese number. I personally choose to remember that Chinese numbers follow a “number-position” type pattern. Example of what I mean..

Chinese Number Pronunciation

Understanding how to write Chinese numbers is really that easy to learn. Should only take you an hour or two to fully memorizes the Chinese number system.

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