Chinese Numbers

Chinese Numbers

The characters used for writing numbers in Chinese are called Chinese numerals. There are currently three numeral systems for people that speak Chinese. They are the Indian (Arabic) system which is used around the world, and two other systems that are indigenous.

Chinese characters are the more familiar of the two indigenous systems. They correspond to the numerals which are spoken in the language. Other languages, such as Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean, which are part of the Chinese cultural sphere also share Characters. Indian (Arabic) is primarily used by most people and constitutions. It is the most convenient as Chinese numerals are traditionally used in finance, specifically as amounts on cheques, banknotes and for some of the ceremonial occasions.

Suzhou numerals is the other indigenous system, also know as huama. It is a positional system and the only form of rod numerals that has survived. Chinese mathematicians used to use this system and then it was adopted by Chinese markets like Hong Kong but that was before the 1990's. Since then Suzhou numerals has been gradually replaced by Arabic numbers and Chinese Numerals.

 
 

Chinese Numbers
The content of this website provides a simple, fast guide to the translation of Chinese numbers into English. Learn the English translation of all of the Chinese numbers into the English language and learn to count the way they do in China .

Modern use of Chinese Numbers
This simple guide to the translation of Chinese numbers will increase your Chinese vocabulary and help you learn the words in the Chinese language. Learning each number is a basic requirement when studying the Chinese language. Around one-fifth of the world's population, over one billion people, speaks some form of Chinese as their native language.

 

Chinese Numbers
The interesting facts and information contained in each article provide a simple, basic guide to the translation of each Chinese number into the English language.
Learn the English translation of all of the numbers into the English language together with examples of the meanings. Find the words to help you learn the language. An easy translation of every common number up to 1 Thousand.

 

Chinese Numbers - Learning the language
Whatever language you choose to study, one of the the first basic principles is to learn how to count. The first step is to learn the English-Chinese translation of Ordinary numbers that reflect a quantity and then to learn the Cardinal numbers (that reflect a position) such as first, second or third. The articles for each separate number provides a translation of both the Ordinal and Cardinal numbers.

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In respect of the Ordinal, positioning numbers, they are expressed in a different format to English ordinal numbers. English ordinal numbers are expressed with a hyphen such as in twenty-five, whereas in Chinese it is expressed as a combination of symbols.

 

Chinese Numbers

Improve your vocabulary
Simple, fast, easy translation
Learn the language of China
Translation of each Cardinal and Ordinal Number
Learn the meaning of the Chinese numeric symbols
Examples and translation of words from China
Numeric symbols used in Ancient China
Telephone Number used in China
 

Helpful Tips and Facts about Chinese Numbers
The following tips will help when learning and counting in Chinese.
Cardinal numbers from eleven upwards
Asking the time! "What time is it?" translates as "Xinzi sh shnme shhou?
"It is eight o'clock." translates as "Xinzi sh bā diǎn zhōng."
Asking "When?" or "What time?" translates as "Shnme shhou?"
At eight o'clock in the evening translates as "Zi wǎnshng bā diǎn zhōng"
"Jīntiān sh 11 yu d yī." translates as "Today is November first."
Telephone numbers in China are generally 10 digits long
Telephone numbers in China have the Country Code: +86 and the International Call Prefix: 00
Telephone 110 for police, 119 for fire, 120 for ambulance and 122 for traffic accident

 

 

Learn how to translate numbers in English to those written and spoken in China.
This free resource has been created to help teach viewers the translation of English into the spoken words of China.

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