In this video lesson we'll learn how to say will in Chinese and how to say hundred and thousand in Chinese. We will also learn how to use currency measurement units yuan jiao fen in Chinese and some useful weight measurement units in Chinese.
We can use the Modal Verb 会 to say someone will do something/would do something in Chinese. Since the Chinese language does not have the concept of "tense", 会 can be used for events in the past, present and future.
The Predicate here can either be a Verb (Phrase) or an Adjective (Phrase).
(1) Verb (Phrase) as the Predicate
We use 百 and 千 to say hundred and thousand in Chinese. If we want to say 200 or 2000, we can put both 二 and 两 before 百 and 千, 两 is more commonly used though.
For numbers with hundred and thousand in Chinese, we say them in this format:
If the last digit is zero, we don't have to say it. For example
However, if there is "zero" in between the first and the last digit, we have to say zero 零.
If there are two "zero" together in between the first and the last digit, we only say zero 零 once.
In our Day-1 Beginner Course we learned kuài 块 as the Measurement Unit for Chinese dollar, we can also use 元. 元 and 块 are interchangeable when saying prices in Chinese. We also have jiǎo 角, 10 cents, and fēn 分, cent.
Though 角 and 分 are not commonly used in daily life anymore, 元、角、分, yuan jiao fen are still the three basic currency measurement units in China.
When saying prices, we follow this structure:
If the number for 角 happens to be zero, we need to say 零.
jīn 斤 used to be the most popular Weight Measurement Unit in Chinese, liǎng 两 is 1/10 of 斤. And nowadays, gōngjīn 公斤 is well used as well.
|Weight Measurement Unit in Chinese|
|1 kg||500 g||50 g|
公斤 is publicly accepted as the default Weight Measurement Unit, it is used in supermarket, shopping centers and business. 斤 and 两 are more traditional, and are more likely to be used in food/fruit stands and small restaurants.