More Chinese Numbers: Counting to One Million
To form the higher Chinese Numbers we need to learn a couple of new base words for:
Similarly to the numbers 1 to 9 which we learned here, the higher numbers are made of a few simple strokes. Here is the stroke order so you can practice them:
More Base Chinese Numbers: Hundred, Thousand, Ten Thousand
How about One Million in Chinese?
There are no special symbols for 100,000 or one million, once again we apply some simple math:
Forming the Larger Numbers in Chinese
Now we will apply the same rules for forming the larger numbers as the ones we used for forming the numbers 1 to 99.
For the numbers 1 to 99, the number 10 is our base or "stop" number. To form the larger numbers, we use the additional base or stop numbers we just learned (100, 1000, 10,000, 1,000,000) and apply the same rule:
If the number goes AFTER the stop number, you ADD it.
If the number goes BEFORE the stop number, you MULTIPLY it.
Let's build some numbers!
Pay Special Attention:
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