Numbers

You will use numbers the moment you arrive in China,whether it be toexchange money ay airport,pay a taxi diver,or describe the length of your stay to a customs offcial or hotel clerk.Here we list the cardinal numbers, give the rule for converting a cardinal to an ordinal number,and also specify fractions and other useful measures.

0
1
2  
  • ( the numeral )
  • ( when used in
    collaboration with
    measure words)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
30
31
40
50
60
70
80
90
100
101
102
103
110
120
130
200
201
300
400
500
600
1,000
1,001
1,100
1,200
1,350
2,000
5,000
10,000
100,000
1,000,000
10,000,000
100,000,000
1,000,000,000

Ordinal Numbers

Making cardinal number into ordinal number is a simple task in Chinese.You simply add the prefix to the number.Note the following examples:

first
second
third
fourth
tenth
fiftieth
one hundredth
one thousandth

Fractions and Quantities

a half
half a
a quarter
three-quarters
a third
two-thirds
a cup of
a dozen of
a kilogram of
a catty of ( Chinese measurement )
a liter of
a little bit of
a lot of
a pair of
enough of
too much of
ratio
_______percent _____
  • twenty
  • seventy-five
_______times as much ____
  • six
  • one hundred

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