# Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 2

Today's Chinese characters:

Today, three more numbers!

Character Knowledge Meter | |
---|---|

Today with this lesson your knowledge of Chinese characters will reach 2.26% of all the Chinese language usage! | 2.26% |

## Characters' Essentials

- | Four |

- | Five |

- | Six |

## Description and Examples

Applying the rules that we've seen yesterday, 14, 15, and 16 are written with , , or , respectively, after . 40, 50 or 60 are written with , , or , respectively, before .

Other examples:

## Exercise

Using Chinese characters, write, on paper, the following numbers:

4 | |

5 | |

6 | |

14 | |

15 | |

16 | |

40 | |

50 | |

60 | |

41 | |

52 | |

63 | |

44 | |

55 | |

66 |

That's all for today. Please feel free to browse the rest of this site.

## Characters' Details

#### Chinese Character 5 of 1000

##### appearance score: # 226

frequency: 0.0955401%

- | Four |

- | A note (equivalent to 6) of the scale in gongchepu (a traditional Chinese musical notation) |

- | A surname |

**Curiosity**:

Superstitious Chinese people don't like this number. In fact, it's pronunciation is very similar to the word "death" (pinyin: si3). For this reason, telephone numbers, license plates and so on, often don't contain the number four.

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

#### Chinese Character 6 of 1000

##### appearance score: # 279

frequency: 0.0797482%

- | Five |

- | A note (equivalent to 6) of the scale in gongchepu (a traditional Chinese musical notation) |

- | A surname |

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

#### Chinese Character 7 of 1000

##### appearance score: # 478

frequency: 0.0443556%

- | Six |

- | A note (equivalent to 5) of the scale in gongchepu (a traditional Chinese musical notation) |

- | Used in some place names |

- | A surname |

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

Thank you!