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Lesson 012 Revision of Numbers

07-08-2010 15:03 BJT

Y: Perfect Chinese your way, in only five minutes a day. Welcome to Chinese Studio. I’m Yajie.
C: Good morning, I’m Cam. Well, we are almost at the end of the week. It’s time for us to review what we’ve learned.
Y: Yeah. This week we mainly focused on numbers and some sentences related to numbers. Let’s review.

*************** Words and sentences in this week
First we learned 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 and 10. And sentences: 4口人,7本书,and 10点。
Y: Cam do you still remember how to say the numbers from zero to ten in Chinese?
C: I sure do. They are 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (All in Chinese).
Y: Great! Again, 0 is líng, 1 is yī, 2 is èr, 3 is sān, 4 is sì, 5 is wǔ, 6 is liù, 7 is qī, 8 is bā, 9 is jiǔ, and 10 is shí. Let’s do it again.
Y&C: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (in Chinese).
Y: Also during the week we learned that口can be a measure word for people, and 人 means people. So we can say 4口人. And本 is a measure word for books; 书 means book. So 6本书 means 6 books.  点 means o’clock, and 10点 means 10 o’clock.

***************Words and sentences in this week
We also learned numbers from 11 to 100. 19 is shíjiǔ, 47 is sìshíqī, 82 is bāshí’èr and 100 is yìbǎi. And also 我25岁,我 31岁。
Y: Cam, remember how to read double figures in Chinese?
C: That’s a bit complicated.
Y: Read the number on the ten’s place first, add shí after that, and then  the number on the unit’s place. For example: 38 is sānshíbā.
Y: 62 is liùshíèr
C: 62 is liùshíèr
Y: 95 is jiǔshíwǔ.
C: jiǔshíwǔ.
Y: Yeah. And if it is a number between 10 and 20 you can just say “shi ”and then the number. 11 is shíyī; 14 is shísì and 17 is shíqī
C:  shíyī shísì shíqī. And 100 is…
Y: yì bǎǐ
C: yìbǎǐ
Y: We have another word which means year: 岁
C: Right. 我28岁。I’m 28 years old.

C: Great! We’ve learned to how to say the numbers from 0 to 100 in Chinese! Do you know how to say 100 in Chinese?  Send us your answer and you might win a CRI prize!
Y: You can send us questions or comments to  That’s  Or you can visit us on our website at Click learn Chinese, where you can enjoy other free Chinese-learning programs.
C: Well class is over. 明天见!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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