# "九十元"

January 10, 2018

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Jiu is nine, Shi is Ten. When you're putting it together it's like 9 x 10 yuan so it becomes 90 yuan (First Rule). But, there's an exceptional if you put Shi(Ten) before Jiu(Nine) it equals to 10 + 9 yuan = 19 yuan (Second Rule). Ten, One Hundred, One thousand will follow the second rule while other numbers will follow the first rule. Keep Learning folks!

oh so just like in Japanese

Interesting that the first kanji in the Japanese word "genki" (which means healthy/fine) is the unit for money in China.

Thanks good knowledge

Thanks. What any rules else?

some of the questions is very difficult

How to write 1991?

Years are written (and said) as a string of individual digits, rather than a regular number. So, if you meam the year 1991, that's 一九九一年.

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Why it will not hear its ny gaget problem or dulingo problem i can't understand

Oh yea I will understand

10，000=一万

100，000=十万

1，000，000=一百万 hence 百万富翁=millionare (富翁=rich man)

10，000，000=一千万

100，000，000=一亿

Note that two can be 二、两、俩(used more in the sense of two people, e.g. 我们俩=the two of us, 哥妹俩=the (two) brother and sister)

Talk me about those huge numbers!

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Why does yuan sounds like gan when pronounced with other words?

Good question. I thinks I see your point here. Depending on which mothertongue you are coming from it might help to think of it more as yu-an.

The yu can be pronounced like the y in "yes"+ the French u or German ü. Sometimes the y can sound more like the g in "gibberish". Try saying it loud and compare it to the recording. The second part is imho quite close to the English "an" and from what I've read that appears to not be your mayor problem.

Sounds like gan to me too.

Yuan is currency, kind of equivalent to dollar, but not dollar exactly

Why is the word "yuan" sometimes written like "Yuan" and sometimes like "yuan"? (I'm sorry, I'm spanish and I don't speak very well in eanglish).

The sentence was created very well

Wow u speak very good english how can u say not

Why is it wrong if yuan isnt capitalized?

Dunno. Maybe you have to flag it.

Wait, so is "Yuan" considered the type of currency?

Yuan means money. Its the monetary unit in China

Why does "yuan" sound different in this sentence than by itself? It sounds like "yûan" instead of "yúan". Thank you in advance.

What is RMB?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renminbi

This is a good reference from what I can see.

Doing the Japanese and Chinese courses together is so useful. The Japanese Kanji that you already learn have similar or exact meanings using the same Hanji in Chinese. If you can handle one first, you might be able to do both.

It’s Hanzi

Bai sounds like bye

why not 9 10 yuan help me

It is not 9 10 because that is not how numbers work in Mandarin. Think of it as 9+10 = 90 Yuan. The same that quatre-vingt-onze ((4x20)+11) is 91 in French. It's just one of the many differences, from your native language, that you'll have to get used to.

"九十元" = "Ninety yuan." The reason there is a "十" is based on Ninety's (90) second digit. one digits are 1, 2, 3, 4..then second digits 10, 20, 30, 40. english doesn't pronounce 2 as 'twenty', so that's one thing to keep in mind. Yuan is the chinese currency. it's weird how they do not show the definition of the currency so you won't have that question, but now you know.

I like your analogy of 2 not being pronounced in 20. It's a good way to think about it.

How do you prounce the word ten? Shì? I get it wrong every other time

It's 2nd tone high to low.

*low to high

The pronunciation of this one is wrong

No, El correcto es yuan yuan es 元

Why is there no 三十 or 七十 or 八十 mentioned?

Report errors when you find them. Duolingo eventually corrects them. Your help will make the course better as well.

Ninety.

Nice, all translation by word a transfer meaning

This erroneously marked '9 yuan' correct when the answer was '90 yuan'

Report errors when you find them. Duolingo eventually corrects them. Your help will make the course better as well.

I come here looking for gold and I find diamonds. Mil Gracias!

Does america pronounce it yen as a mispronounced word or as its language. I'm confused if saying yen is wrong.

Be careful to not confuse Yuan with Yen.
Yen or 円 is the basic monetary unit of Japan; which is actually said as "En" rather than "Yen". Yuán or 元 is the symbol of a currency unit (Chinese Yuan). For money, cash, dollar, etc, you'll likely see a few other characters 美元, 钱, 金钱, 货币, and possibly others. You'd have to research to see what is used, how often, and where(geographically).

It is like japanese

So easy

What is 3¥

Yuan is not Kuai? I learned in HelloChinese that Yuan is Kuai in Chinese not sure

You can probably equate Yuan to dollars in that it is the formal name of the currency

Otherwise, Kuai is used the way quid is used for pounds or bucks is used for dollars

Hope that helped and that I didn't get anything messed up

You have a problem with translation to ninety yuan

What is the meaning of jian

What is jian

How to spell 2028

I don't no that

How would you know the difference between counting up i.e 8,9,10 instead of saying i.e 8,90

A 를안붙면

What is bâi?

Facing problems in pronounciation...what is tbe meaning of those marks above the alphabets

그것은 어렵지만 여전히 배우고 있습니다.

It autocorrected to Juan so i got it wrong... triggered

ωнσ ℓιкεs мү ғσηт❤

Ai kb zalo voi bé k

Whats a typo

Ninety yuan in Chinese

Helloo lol