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Counting 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.

Resources for further reading:

Counting in Chinese

Number seven in Chinese

Practice Your Pronunciation With Rocket Record

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1

èr

2

sān

3

4

5

liù

6

7

8

jiǔ

9

shí

10

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