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Beginner Lesson 4.2 – Chinese Characters: 一 to 十

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How To Write Numbers In Chinese Characters

In this video lesson we'll learn how to write numbers in Chinese Characters. For us to write 1-99, all we need is 10 simple characters. And it's better if we remember the number system with the following 3 parts:

  • How to write numbers in Chinese Characters 1 to 10 一  二  三  四  五  六  七  八  九  十
  • How to write numbers in Chinese Character 11 to 99
  • How to write hundred in Chinese Character: 百

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How To Write Chinese Numbers In Characters

In China, people usually just write 1, 2, 3 when writing numbers. But just like in English, there are spelling form of numbers such as "one, two, three", there are also character-form numbers in Chinese.

Learning how to write numbers in Chinese Characters are just as important as learning how to say them. There are 10 basic characters: 1 to 10. And for digit jumping, there are words like bǎihundreds, qiānthousands, wànten thousands...So we'll start to learn how to write numbers in Chinese Characters with the 10 fundamental ones today and move on to bigger numbers in the future!

 

Chinese Numbers In Characters: 1 To 10

Start from here and these are the fundamental characters to all Chinese numbers. If you can write 1-10 in Chinese, you will be able to write 1-99 in Chinese numbers.



1
èr

2
sān

3


4


5
liù

6


7


8
jiǔ

9
shí

10

6
Lesson Discussions

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ChengziLightning
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ChengziLightning

一二三 四五六七八九十

fatima ezzahra
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fatima ezzahra

一二三 四五六七八九十

James Hogan
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James Hogan

一二三四五六七八九十
i actually struggled for a little while trying to figure this out. pinyin we spell the name of the number not input the number it self

Rosemarie
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Rosemarie

一二三四五六七八九十
一二三四五六七八九十

Peter140
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Peter140

All good I figured it out. Cheers 🙂

Peter140
Graduated Student
Peter140

I’m not sure how to get Chinese numeric characters on the keyboard ? Can you direct me pls. I am using a samsung phone.

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