The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Chinese. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Chinese Classes.
Knowing how to count in Chinese is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".
Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Chinese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
dì shí yī
dì shí èr
dì shí sān
dì shí sì
dì shí wǔ
dì shí liù
dì shí qī
dì shí bā
dì shí jiǔ
|Thirty three (31)||三十三|
|One hundred (100)||一百|
|Three hundred and sixty (360)||一百六十|
yī bǎi liù shí
|One thousand (1000)||一千|
|Two thousand and fourteen (2014)||一千零十五|
yī qiān líng shí wǔ
yī bǎi wàn
Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full Chinese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
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Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.
|Notebook (paper notebook)||笔记本|
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Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Chinese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I have a question||我有一个问题。|
wǒ yǒu yīgè wèntí.
|What's the name of that book?||那本书的名字是什么？|
nà běn shū de míngzì shì shénme?
|What do you do for a living?||您以什么为生|
Nín yǐ shénme wéi shēng
|I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)||我是教师/艺术家/工程师|
wǒ shì jiàoshī/yìshùjiā/gōngchéngshī
|Oh! That's good!||哦，那很好啊|
ó, nà hěn hǎo a
|Can I practice with you?||我能跟你练习吗？|
wǒ néng gēn nǐ liànxí ma?
Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.
Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Chinese about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Chinese Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Chinese homepage.