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Translation:One

November 16, 2017

48 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DionaBeck

0=ling 1=yi 2=er 3=san 4=si 5=wu 6=liu 7=qi 8=ba 9=jiu 10=shi


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KX3.

0=零ling1

1=一yi1

2=二er4

3=三san1

4=四si4

5=五wu3

6=六liu4

7=七qi1

8=八ba1

9=九jiu3

10=十shi2

100=一百yi1bai3

1000=一千yi1(4)qian1

10, 000=一万yi1(2)wan4

100, 000, 000=一亿yi1(2)yi4

……

Also + 加 - 减 x 乘 % 除 = 等于


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sikeryali

非常感谢您的最佳解释

Fēicháng gǎnxiè nín de zuì jiā jiěshì

Thank you very much for your best explanation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leguar

Thank you! Was missing something like this in the course!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lovirta

Thankfully to japanese I already know the numbers!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tunafish36

If you learn Chinese first, Japanese should be slightly easier (some Japanese words are the same as Chinese)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FZCD8sKg

Ya, I always learn hard languages first.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tim250771

They should really have told us this before testing us.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Svetlana0777

It is not testing, it's studying!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natashakurinnyy

When you click on a skill (ring) there is a light bulb that you click and it has an entire explanation


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickFascia1

I think the teaching style is full immersion... I teach ESL to Chinese students and they basically learn through exposure and trial and error. No direct translation. I think this method will work well for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flowercaps

I have a question: in Korean there are 2 different number systems. one is for counting and I think the other one is for math (?). Is that the same with Chinese?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AloeSoothe

Korean and Japanese do have different number systems. Simplified Chinese is comparatively simpler. You only take notes of number 2 and 3 as they have variants.

2/ TWO:

• 二 [er 4]: common, use it when you count, with or without other numbers.

Eg: 一, 二, 三 (one, two, three)

二十八 (twenty-eight)

第二 (second/secondly/second place) {ordinal number}

五年二班 (Class Two of Grade 5)

• 两 [liang 3]: common, usually followed by a quantifier.

Eg: 两个 (人) =two (people)

我们两个 [wo 3, men, liang 3, ge 4] = we two/ two of us

两只 (猫) =two (cats) {animal related}

两张 (纸) =two pieces/sheets (of paper)

• 倆 [lia 3/liang 3]: rare, use it specifically when talking about two objects/subjects, “a few, not much”,followed by no quantifier.

Eg: 我们俩 [wo 3, men, lia 3] = we two/ two of us

老俩口 [lao 3, lia 2 (change tone from 3 to 2 as followed by a tone 3 character), kou 3]= an elderly couple

小俩口 [xiao 3, lia 2 (change tone from 3 to 2 as followed by a tone 3 character), kou 3]= a young couple

伎俩 [ji 4, liang 3] (a few tricks) = gimmick

• 对 [dui 4]: a pair

Eg: 一对耳环 [yi 2 (change tone from 1 to 2 as followed by a tone 4 character), dui 4, er 3, huan 2] = a pair of earrings

对联 [dui 4, lian 2] = poetic couplet on a pair of scrolls

对手 [dui 4, shou 3] = opponent/ rival/ match

• 双 [shuang 1] : a pair, usually in poems, idioms and euphemism

Eg: 一双鞋 [yi 4(change tone from 1 to 4 as followed by a tone 1/2/3 character), shuang 1, xie 2] = a pair of shoes

盖世无双 [gai 4, shi 4, wu 2, shuang 1] (all, the world, no, a pair) can’t find the second one in the world= unparalleled in the world (refers to talent, Kungfu, charm, achievement, contribution)

3/THREE:

• 三 [san 1]: safe to use it anywhere

Eg: 三, 六, 九 [san 1, liu 4, jiu 3] = three, six, nine

我们三个 [wo 3, men, san 1, ge 4] = we three/ three of us

• 仨 [sa 1] : rare, refer to three people/objects,followed by no quantifier.

Eg: 我们仨 [wo 3, men, sa 1] = we three/ three of us

Don’t panic as even Chinese people are confused by “二” and “两” sometimes

More info: for numbers in legal documents and bank cheques, Chinese people selected traditional characters or characters with similar pronunciations to avoid fraud and falsification. They are like capitalized/bold numbers.

Arabic numerals -- simplified -- for legal and bank doc [same pronunciation]

0 -- 零 [ling 2] -- 零

1 -- 一 [yi 1] -- 壹

2 -- 二 [er 4] -- 贰

3 -- 三 [san 1] -- 参

4 -- 四 [si 4] -- 肆

5 -- 五 [wu 3] -- 伍

6 --六 [liu 4] -- 陆

7 --七 [qi 1] -- 柒

8 --八 [ba 1] -- 捌

9 --九 [jiu 3] -- 玖

10 --十 [shi 2] -- 拾

100 --百 [bai 3] – 佰

1,000 (thousand)-- 千 [qian 1] – 仟

10,000 -- 万 [wan 4] -- 万

1,000,000 (million) -- 百万 [bai 3, wan 4] -- 佰万

5,000,000 (five million) -- 五百万 [wu 2 (change tone from 3 to 2 as followed be a tone 3 character), bai 3, wan 4] -- 伍佰万

100,000,000 -- 亿 [yi 4] -- 亿

1,000,000,000 (trillion) -- 十亿 [shi 2, yi 4] – 拾亿

3,000,000,000 (three trillion) -- 三十亿 [san 1, shi 2, yi 4] -- 叁拾亿

“零”[ling 2] (zero) is already the traditional version, its simplified version is "〇". As you can see, “万” [wan 4] (ten thousand) and“亿” [yi 4] (a hundred million) remain the same. Yet they do have their corresponding traditional characters, which are “萬”[wan 4] and“億”[yi 4] respectively. You can now rarely see people using “億”. But “萬”is still popular on mahjong tables.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tunafish36

I wonder why they put 名 and 呢。Those are not numbers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EquanimousLingo

Please use the Pleco Dictionary app, it is the best one.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maya_topolski

I think that duolingo is VERY good though...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josh736948

Dont promote other things on duolingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gea123gea

yi is one er is two san is three si is 4 wu is five liu is six qi is seven ba is eight jiu is nine and shi is ten. when you have to write 57 than chinese say 5x10 + 7! wu shi qi. alsso with hundred 5x100 + 7


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WyattHammo1

why is this such a big thing it just a one


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hafheim

You have to tell us what the numbers are in English near the beginning of the lesson... I still don't know what number one of the first is because you didn't tell me...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OliverBens6

If you hover over the characters it tells you the translation. Hope that helps


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Minhuang4

That's what peeking is for. I suggest you familiarize yourself with duolingo first to understand how lessons work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isaac416628

I think number one is the one line character, or yí.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/weirdnerdykid123

"_" its a face!!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaChips4

Why does yi sound like yir? Or am I just tripping?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParallaxDragon

It sounds like "yir" to me too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/catskul

Does the woman voice for this sound like "yi-r" to anyone else?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lucas.soares13

The lady sounds like "yiR"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bear73068

It kept pressing play on the microphone and i lost a heart cause of that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maxc759955

Does it sounds like "e" or "yee"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Y-Xie

为什么还带着儿化的?..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Y-Xie

The pronunciation..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guauguaula

说出这个词并告诉我,它听不到,说得很好,说这是错误的


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.UmqIU0

This app is very interesting and also this app is very helpful for study


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Felix2955

I done a perfect pronunciation of yi and it disnt work


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanaLowry2

Pronouncing "one "in Mandarin is practically foolproof...yet the Duolingo Microphone of Enunciation Death will not accept any possible utterance (I even tried celebrity vocals). One is the loneliest number and, apparently, the most difficult word in the Milky Way Galaxy to pronounce.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LizbethVar521217

I love chinese i alredy now the numders (san is tree)UwU

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