Learn Chinese for Free - Lesson 2

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Today's Chinese characters:

四五六

Today, three more numbers!

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-Four
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-Five
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-Six

Description and Examples

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

fourteen

fifteen

sixteen

forty

fifty

sixty

Other examples:

fifty-one

forty-six

sixty-five

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 

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Characters' Details

Chinese Character 5 of 1000

appearance score: # 226
frequency: 0.0955401%
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5
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-Four, 4
-(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.

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Chinese Character 6 of 1000

appearance score: # 279
frequency: 0.0797482%
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4
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-Five, 5
-(A note, equivalent to 6, of the scale in gongchepu, a traditional Chinese musical notation)
-(A surname)

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Chinese Character 7 of 1000

appearance score: # 478
frequency: 0.0443556%
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4
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-Six, 6
-(A note, equivalent to 5, of the scale in gongchepu, a traditional Chinese musical notation)
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-(Used in some place names)
-(A surname)

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