Counting to 100 and Beyond in Chinese

Counting  to 100 and beyond in Chinese is pretty straight forward, there are however rules that must be followed, particularly with the higher numbers like the ones we cover in today’s lesson! Let's get started with the numbers from 1 to 35 before moving on to much larger numbers!

Let's get started on this free lesson of counting to 100 and beyond in Chinese!

Counting to 100 and beyond in Chinese

Líng

zero

one

Èr

two

Sān

three

four

five

Liù

six

seven

eight

Jiǔ

nine

Shí

ten

十一

Shíyī

eleven

十二

Shí'èr

twelve

十三

Shísān

thirteen

十四

Shísì

fourteen

十五

Shíwǔ

fifteen

十六

Shíliù

sixteen

十七

Shíqī

seventeen

十八

Shíbā

eighteen

十九

Shíjiǔ

nineteen

二十

Èrshí

twenty

二十一

Èrshíyī

Twenty one

二十二

Èrshí’èr

Twenty two

二十三

Èrshísān

Twenty three

二十四

Èrshísì

Twenty four

二十五

Èrshíwǔ

Twenty five

二十六

Èrshíliù

Twenty six

二十七

Èrshíqī

Twenty seven

二十八

Èrshíbā

Twenty eight

二十九

Èrshíjiǔ

Twenty nine

三十

Sānshí

thirty

三十一

Sānshíyī

Thirty one

三十二

Sānshí'èr

Thirty two

三十三

Sānshísān

Thirty three

三十四

Sānshísì

Thirty four

三十五

Sānshíwǔ

Thirty five

 

And now for some numbers between 36 and 100:

三十六

sānshíliù

36

三十七

sānshíqī

37

三十八

sānshíbā

38

三十九

sānshíjiǔ

39

四十

sìshí

40

四十一

sìshíyī

41

五十

wǔshí

50

六十

liùshí

60

七十

qīshí

70

八十

bāshí

80

九十

jiǔshí

90

一百

yībǎi

100

一百零一

yībǎilíngyī

101

一百零二

yībǎilíng’èr

102

Once you master the basic pattern, you can construct any number.

五十四

wǔshísì

54 = 50+4

四十三

sìshísān

43 = 40+3

九十八

jiǔshíbā

98 = 90+8

七十七

qīshíqī

77 = 70+7

八十六

bāshíliù

86= 80+6

六十二

liùshí’èr

62 = 60+2

四十九

sìshíjiǔ

49= 40+9

When talking about numbers between 100 and 999 always start with the first digit + a hundred and then read the last two digits. Here are the numbers from 103 to 1,000,000

一百零三

yībǎilíngsān

103

一百零四

yībǎilíngsì

104

一百一十

yībǎi yīshí

110

一百五十

yībǎi wǔshí

150

二百

èrbǎi

200

五百五十

wǔbǎi wǔshí

550

七百

qībǎi

700

九百

jiǔbǎi

900

一千

yìqiān (yīqiān)

1000

一千一百

yīqiān yībǎi

1100

两千

liǎngqiān

2000

三千

sānqiān

3000

五千

wǔqiān

5000

一万

yíwàn (yīwàn)

10,000

五十万

wǔshíwàn

500,000

一百万

yībǎiwàn

1,000,000

两百万

liǎngbǎiwàn

2,000,000

一亿

yíyì (yīyì)

100,000,000

一百三十五

yībǎi sānshíwǔ

135 = 100 + 35

二百四十七

èrbǎi sìshíqī

247 = 200+47

三百七十九

sānbǎi qīshíjiǔ

379 = 300+79

It’s the same with numbers above 1000. Say all the digits starting from the left apart from the last two. Say the last two starting from the right.

两千八百六十九

liǎngqiān bābǎi liùshíjiǔ

2869 = 2000+800+69

七千六百二十三

qīqiān liùbǎi èrshísān

7623 = 7000+600+23

五千零四十一

wǔqiān líng sìshíyī

5041 = 5000+41

That's it for this lesson.

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