Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 7

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Today's Chinese characters:

Even if these two characters are not among the 1000 most used Chinese characters, and the meter is not moving today :-(, we need them in order to complete the "numbers" subject.

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Today with this lesson your knowledge of Chinese characters will reach 4.43% of all the Chinese language usage! 4.43%

Characters' Essentials

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yi4
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-Hundred million
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-Zero

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shi2yi1
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shi2er4
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shi2san1
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shi2si4
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shi2wu3
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shi2liu4
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shi2qi1
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shi2ba1
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18
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shi2jiu3
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er4shi2
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er4shi2yi1
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21
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er4shi2er4
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er4shi2san1
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er4shi2si4
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er4shi2wu3
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er4shi2liu4
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er4shi2qi1
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er4shi2ba1
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er4shi2jiu3
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san1shi2
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san1shi2yi1
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san1shi2er4
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32
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san1shi2san1
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san1shi2si4
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san1shi2wu3
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35
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san1shi2liu4
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36
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san1shi2qi1
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37
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san1shi2ba1
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38
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san1shi2jiu3
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39
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si4shi2
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40
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si4shi2yi1
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si4shi2er4
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42
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si4shi2san1
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43
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si4shi2si4
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44
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si4shi2wu3
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45
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si4shi2liu4
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46
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si4shi2qi1
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si4shi2ba1
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si4shi2jiu3
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wu3shi2
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wu3shi2yi1
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wu3shi2er4
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52
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wu3shi2san1
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53
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wu3shi2si4
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wu3shi2wu3
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wu3shi2liu4
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wu3shi2qi1
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wu3shi2ba1
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wu3shi2jiu3
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liu4shi2
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liu4shi2yi1
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liu4shi2er4
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liu4shi2san1
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liu4shi2si4
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liu4shi2wu3
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liu4shi2liu4
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liu4shi2qi1
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liu4shi2ba1
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liu4shi2jiu3
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qi1shi2
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qi1shi2yi1
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qi1shi2er4
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qi1shi2san1
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qi1shi2si4
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qi1shi2wu3
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qi1shi2liu4
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qi1shi2qi1
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qi1shi2ba1
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qi1shi2jiu3
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ba1shi2
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ba1shi2yi1
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ba1shi2er4
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ba1shi2san1
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ba1shi2si4
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ba1shi2wu3
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ba1shi2liu4
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ba1shi2qi1
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ba1shi2ba1
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ba1shi2jiu3
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jiu3shi2
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jiu3shi2yi1
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jiu3shi2er4
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jiu3shi2san1
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jiu3shi2si4
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jiu3shi2wu3
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jiu3shi2liu4
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jiu3shi2qi1
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jiu3shi2ba1
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jiu3shi2jiu3
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yi4bai3
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yi4bai3ling2yi1
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yi4bai3ling2er4
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yi4bai3ling2san1
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yi4bai3ling2si4
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yi4bai3ling2wu3
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yi4bai3ling2liu4
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yi4bai3ling2qi1
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yi4bai3ling2ba1
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yi4bai3ling2jiu3
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yi4bai3yi1shi2
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110
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yi4bai3yi1shi2yi1
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yi4bai3yi1shi2er4
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yi4bai3yi1shi2san1
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yi4bai3yi1shi2si4
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yi4bai3yi1shi2wu3
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yi4bai3yi1shi2liu4
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yi4bai3yi1shi2qi1
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yi4bai3yi1shi2ba1
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yi4bai3yi1shi2jiu3
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yi4bai3er4shi2
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yi4bai3san1shi2
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yi4bai3si4shi2
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yi4bai3wu3shi2
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yi4bai3liu4shi2
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yi4bai3qi1shi2
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yi4bai3ba1shi2
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yi4bai3jiu3shi2
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er4bai3
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san1bai3
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si4bai3
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wu3bai3
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liu4bai3
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qi1bai3
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ba1bai3
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800
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jiu3bai3
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900
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yi4qian1
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1000
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yi4qian1ling2yi1
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1001
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yi4qian1ling2er4
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1002
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yi4qian1ling2yi1shi2
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1010
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yi4qian1ling2yi1shi2yi1
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1011
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yi4qian1ling2yi1shi2er4
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1012
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er4qian1
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2000
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liang3qian1
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san1qian1
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si4qian1
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wu3qian1
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5000
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liu4qian1
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6000
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qi1qian1
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7000
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ba1qian1
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8000
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jiu3qian1
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9000
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yi2wan4
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1 0000
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yi2wan4ling2yi1
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1 0001
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yi2wan4ling2yi1shi2
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1 0010
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yi2wan4ling2yi4bai3
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1 0100
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yi2wan4ling2yi4bai3ling2yi1
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1 0101
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yi2wan4er4qian1
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1 2000
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er4wan4
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2 0000
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liang3wan4
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2 0000
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san1wan4
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3 0000
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si4wan4
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4 0000
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wu3wan4
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5 0000
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liu4wan4
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6 0000
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qi1wan4
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7 0000
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ba1wan4
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8 0000
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jiu3wan4
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9 0000
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shi2wan4
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10 0000
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er4shi2wan4
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20 0000
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san1shi2wan4
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30 0000
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si4shi2wan4
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40 0000
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wu3shi2wan4
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50 0000
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liu4shi2wan4
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60 0000
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qi1shi2wan4
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70 0000
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ba1shi2wan4
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80 0000
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jiu3shi2wan4
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90 0000
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yi4bai3wan4
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100 0000
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er4bai3wan4
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200 0000
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san1bai3wan4
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300 0000
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si4bai3wan4
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400 0000
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wu3bai3wan4
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500 0000
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liu4bai3wan4
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600 0000
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qi1bai3wan4
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700 0000
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ba1bai3wan4
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800 0000
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jiu3bai3wan4
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900 0000
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yi4qian1wan4
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1000 0000
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er4qian1wan4
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2000 0000
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liang3qian1wan4
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san1qian1wan4
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si4qian1wan4
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wu3qian1wan4
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5000 0000
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liu4qian1wan4
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6000 0000
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qi1qian1wan4
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7000 0000
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ba1qian1wan4
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8000 0000
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jiu3qian1wan4
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9000 0000
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yi2yi4
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1 0000 0000
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er4yi4
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2 0000 0000
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liang3yi4
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2 0000 0000
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san1yi4
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3 0000 0000
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si4yi4
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4 0000 0000
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wu3yi4
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liu4yi4
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6 0000 0000
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qi1yi4
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7 0000 0000
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ba1yi4
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8 0000 0000
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jiu3yi4
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9 0000 0000
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shi2yi4
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10 0000 0000
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yi4bai3yi4
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100 0000 0000
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yi4qian1yi4
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1000 0000 0000
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yi2wan4yi4
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1 0000 0000 0000
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yi2yi4yi4
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1 0000 0000 0000 0000


8 zeros numbers

Chinese language has also a single key character for eight zeros numbers: yi4.

The Chinese character before it indicates hundreds of millions, after it we'd write numbers from 1 to 99,999,999.

Examples

yi2yi4 one-hundred million

wu3yi4wu3qian1wan4 five-hundred and fifty million

So, while in English we use to divide a number, from right to left, in groups of three digits, in Chinese we need to divide it in groups of four digits.

Compare the following numbers:

EnglishChinese
9jiu3
9090 jiu3shi2
900900 jiu3bai3
9,0009000 jiu3qian1
90,0009,0000 jiu3wan4
900,00090,0000 jiu3shi2wan4
9,000,000900,0000 jiu3bai3wan4
90,000,0009000,0000 jiu3qian1wan4
900,000,0009,0000,0000 jiu3yi4
9,000,000,00090,0000,0000 jiu3shi2yi4

Use of ling2 (zero)

Under certain circumstances, the digit "zero" inside a number needs to be read (and written if we want to write the number with Chinese characters). When?

Well, let's take as example a 12 digits number (432143214321) and divide it "Chinese way", from right to left, in groups of four digits (4321,4321,4321). We so obtain three groups of four digits. Each group has, from right to left, the units, tens, hundreds and thousands digit position.

With that said:

  • rule n.1: if one or more zeros are at the end of any group of four digits, don't read or write them.

    Examples

    8880 ba1qian1ba1bai3ba1shi2

    88808880 ba1qian1ba1bai3ba1shi2wan4ba1qian1ba1bai3ba1shi2

    5000 wu3qian1

    50005000 wu3qian1wan4wu3qian1

  • rule n.2: if there's a single zero at the tens, hundreds or thousands position, read it.

    Examples

    606 liu4bai3ling2liu4

    6060 liu4qian1ling2liu4shi2

    6,0600 liu4wan4ling2liu4bai3

    606,0000 liu4bai3ling2liu4wan4

    6060,0000 liu4qian1ling2liu4shi2wan4

    6,0600,0000 liu4yi4ling2liu4bai3wan4

  • rule n.3: if there's a sequence of zeros where ling2 should be read or written, read or write it only once.

    Examples

    30030 san1wan4ling2san1shi2

    30003 san1wan4ling2san1

  • rule n.4: if a single zero (or a sequence of them) is twice or more times inside a number, read or write ling2 each time is needed.

    Examples

    70707 qi1wan4ling2qi1bai3ling2qi1

    7070007 qi1bai3ling2qi1wan4ling2qi1

Numbers from 100 to 100,000,000
and more

yi4bai3100 (2 zeros)
 
yi4bai3ling2yi1101Zero (ling2) here is to be read
yi4bai3ling2er4102
yi4bai3ling2san1103
yi4bai3ling2si4104
yi4bai3ling2wu3105
yi4bai3ling2liu4106
yi4bai3ling2qi1107
yi4bai3ling2ba1108
yi4bai3ling2jiu3109
yi4bai3yi1shi2110Ten, when inside a bigger number,
needs to be read as
yi1shi2
yi4bai3yi1shi2yi1111
yi4bai3yi1shi2er4112
yi4bai3yi1shi2san1113
yi4bai3yi1shi2si4114
yi4bai3yi1shi2wu3115
yi4bai3yi1shi2liu4116
yi4bai3yi1shi2qi1117
yi4bai3yi1shi2ba1118
yi4bai3yi1shi2jiu3119
yi4bai3er4shi2120
yi4bai3san1shi2130
yi4bai3si4shi2140
yi4bai3wu3shi2150
yi4bai3liu4shi2160
yi4bai3qi1shi2170
yi4bai3ba1shi2180
yi4bai3jiu3shi2190
er4bai3200
san1bai3300
si4bai3400
wu3bai3500
liu4bai3600
qi1bai3700
ba1bai3800
jiu3bai3900
yi4qian11000 (3 zeros)
 
yi4qian1ling2yi11001Here ling2 is to be read only once
yi4qian1ling2er41002
yi4qian1ling2yi1shi21010
yi4qian1ling2yi1shi2yi11011
yi4qian1ling2yi1shi2er41012
er4qian1 or liang3qian12000
san1qian13000
si4qian14000
wu3qian15000
liu4qian16000
qi1qian17000
ba1qian18000
jiu3qian19000
yi2wan41 0000 (4 zeros)
 
yi2wan4ling2yi11 0001
yi2wan4ling2yi1shi21 0010
yi2wan4ling2yi4bai31 0100
yi2wan4ling2yi4bai3ling2yi11 0101ling2 here needs to be read once for each single zero
yi2wan4er4qian11 2000Both er4 and liang3 can be used before qian1, wan4, and yi4. Anyway, in numbers with qian1 preceded by wan4 or yi4, before qian1 is used more frequently er4.
er4wan4 or liang3wan42 0000
san1wan43 0000
si4wan44 0000
wu3wan45 0000
liu4wan46 0000
qi1wan47 0000
ba1wan48 0000
jiu3wan49 0000
shi2wan410 0000
er4shi2wan420 0000
san1shi2wan430 0000
si4shi2wan440 0000
wu3shi2wan450 0000
liu4shi2wan460 0000
qi1shi2wan470 0000
ba1shi2wan480 0000
jiu3shi2wan490 0000
yi4bai3wan4100 0000
er4bai3wan4200 0000
san1bai3wan4300 0000
si4bai3wan4400 0000
wu3bai3wan4500 0000
liu4bai3wan4600 0000
qi1bai3wan4700 0000
ba1bai3wan4800 0000
jiu3bai3wan4900 0000
yi4qian1wan41000 0000
er4qian1wan4 or liang3qian1wan42000 0000
san1qian1wan43000 0000
si4qian1wan44000 0000
wu3qian1wan45000 0000
liu4qian1wan46000 0000
qi1qian1wan47000 0000
ba1qian1wan48000 0000
jiu3qian1wan49000 0000
yi2yi41 0000 0000 (8 zeros)
er4yi4 or liang3yi42 0000 0000
san1yi43 0000 0000
si4yi44 0000 0000
wu3yi45 0000 0000
liu4yi46 0000 0000
qi1yi47 0000 0000
ba1yi48 0000 0000
jiu3yi49 0000 0000
shi2yi410 0000 0000
yi4bai3yi4100 0000 0000
yi4qian1yi41000 0000 0000
yi2wan4yi41 0000 0000 0000
yi2yi4yi41 0000 0000 0000 0000

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Characters' Details

Extra Chinese Character 1001

appearance score: # 1057
frequency: 0.0144167%
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-Hundred-million

This character has a different traditional version.

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yi4
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(same as simplified one's)

Extra Chinese Character 1002

appearance score: # 1342
frequency: 0.0091341%
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-Zero; nought; nil; with a little extra
-Odd; fractional, part
-Wither and fall
-A surname

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

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