How to count in Chinese

This free audio lesson on counting in Chinese is essential stuff for your Chinese language survival kit! Whether you're going to the market for groceries, need to tell someone your age, or want to pass on your phone number, knowing your numbers and being able to count is essential in all cultures.
 
There are so many reasons why you need to be able to count in Chinese, and the Rocket Chinese team is here to make it easier. Let’s start with the basics - by the end of this lesson you’ll know how the Mandarin Chinese words for numbers 1-10.

How to pronounce Chinese numbers

As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Chinese pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Chinese words and phrases, this lesson will help you.
 
Using the blue Rocket Record buttons you can record the way you say each number, and compare it with the way a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese does. That’s right, with Rocket Chinese voice mapping technology you can record your voice as many times as you need until your pronunciation matches the Chinese speaker!

And when you are ready test yourself using My Level and really power up your learning and recall. Just click the "My Level" tab above to get started!

  • Number seven in Chinese
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1
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èr
2
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sān
3
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4
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5
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liù
6
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7
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8
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jiǔ
9
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shí
10

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