yī’ èr sān 一二三

Counting numbers in Chinese is very simple. Once you know how to count 1-10, you will be able to count up to 99. Don’t believe it? Let’s try 1-10 first:

Èr

Sān

Liù

Jiǔ

Shí

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Eleven= ten + one = 十一 (shíyī)

Twenty one= two tens + one = 二十一(èr shíyī)

Now you know!

 

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