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Translation:One

November 16, 2017

51 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

January 20, 2018

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

September 3, 2018

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.

September 11, 2018

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

不客气,加油哦!

September 12, 2018

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Wow fick

June 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joshua420931

Oops!

June 11, 2019

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Thankfully to japanese I already know the numbers!

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeamLeo7

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

June 1, 2018

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Ya, I always learn hard languages first.

March 18, 2019

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

Are these the same numbers?

July 10, 2019

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

They should really have told us this before testing us.

November 17, 2017

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

It is not testing, it's studying!

April 28, 2018

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

Agreed!

November 18, 2017

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

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

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolPeral9

Agreed to

December 4, 2017

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.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3bits

I'm amazing.

October 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FiorellaHe214254

No ur no you bagelslut

March 24, 2019

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

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

November 20, 2017

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

February 15, 2018

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

also with wo is I ni is You ta is he also she and it is also ta, we are women you (plural) is nimen and they are tamen you can see it in the explanation. Copy that in a word form and keep it with you, it helps.

February 15, 2018

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...

November 18, 2017

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

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

December 6, 2017

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.

December 26, 2017

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

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

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HaniaBatoo1

If you put finger on word it would show meaning in English

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/artemis244419

I totaly agreed

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolPeral9

I know they are mean

December 4, 2017

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?

February 16, 2018

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.

August 24, 2018

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why is this such a big thing it just a one

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeamLeo7

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

June 1, 2018

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November 21, 2018

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

numbers are easyyyyyyy i learned this in, like, kindergarten

July 16, 2019

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Thank you doulingo for seeing the i was going to fast and i typed q instead of 1

July 18, 2019

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"_" its a face!!!!!

July 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Evie207086

Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhy?????????

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YohanesWil4

Satu is one in Indonesia

April 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joshua420931

I said zero wich is incret it is sopoto be 1

June 11, 2019

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

How would you write in chinese lets say 581? do write the five, the hundred, the eight, the ten and the one? you use all the symbols ?

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amnah266419

Yi 一

July 26, 2019

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Its like you are thrown in a dungeon without any equipments lol but still passes through sheer luck

November 21, 2017

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Are there any English correlations within these lessons?

November 16, 2017

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

Move your finger over the word and it will show you the translation

November 23, 2017

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Finally we get to find out what the characters translates to in english, more of that please! :)

February 23, 2018

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Please i don't understand

November 19, 2017

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No kzoe nillskssjjaiwuswjwii

January 1, 2018

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Sehr einfach

November 22, 2017

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

不好

January 2, 2018
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