Do you think you can do it? Count up to 999 in Chinese? It’s probably easier than you think, especially if you have learned the basic numbers from 1-10 well. So, take a deep breath and let us teach you how…
In this Podcast you will learn:
1. How to count in Chinese numbers from 11-999
2. What numbers you should pay special attention to (some have hidden meanings)
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
1. 十一，十二，十三： 11, 12, 13 etc
2. 二十，三十，四十： 20，30，40 etc
3. 二十一，三十一， 四十一：21，31，41 etc
4. 一百，二百，三百：100，200，300 etc
5. 二百一十，三百一十，四百一十：210，310，410 etc
Note: these are the casual ways to say such numbers
8. 一百二十三，三百四十五，九百九十九： 123，345，999
You might like to refresh your knowledge about numbers 1-10 from an earlier Podcast .
Cultural note: the number 250 (二百五) can also mean “stupid person” or “simpleton”. For example, “你是二百五” means “You are a stupid person” which is an insult and either should be avoided, or you should pay careful attention if you do use it.
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