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course content suggestion - advanced numbers

Robert-C7 September 12, 2015, 7:03 pm
I would like to see content in the Platinum course include very large numbers (millions, billions, trillions) with examples.  Also, how does one represent fractions and decimal points?  How does one say 3.14159 or $2.45?

Also, how does one talk about things like millimeters or megahertz (milli, micro, nano, etc. versus kilo, mega, giga).
course content suggestion - advanced numbers
Lin-Ping November 11, 2015, 4:16 am
你好Robert!

Another great suggestion. Numbers in Chinese can be a bit tricky, especially in the higher denominations so I will definitely push for this to be included in future levels.

多谢你的建议!

   -   Lin Ping
course content suggestion - advanced numbers
Robert-C7 November 11, 2015, 11:41 pm
Let me add that you can probably create dialogs that use these
numerical concepts.  Buying a house would entail large
numbers, particularly if denominated in yuan and the house is in
Beijing.  Also, if we are talking about the weather, how do we
indicate negative numbers as well as Fahrenheit versus centigrade.
 If you ever have a discussion about computers, then talk
about the speed (MHz, GHz), the amount of DRAM (gigabytes) and the
disk size (terabytes) as well as small time units (nanoseconds,
microseconds).
course content suggestion - advanced numbers

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