听不懂 Ting Bu Dong

Numbers:

0 = ling = ling

1 = yi = e

2 = er = are

3 = san = san

4 = si = (ce)rtainly

5 = wu = woo

6 = liu = leeu

7 = qi = chee

8 = ba = ba

9 = jiu = geeo

10 =  shi = (shi)rt

11 = shi yi = 10 1

12 = shi er = 10 2

13 = shi san = 10 3

14 = shi si = 10 4

15 = shi wu = 10 5

16 = shi liu = 10 6

17 = shi qi = 10 7

18 = shi ba = 10 8

19 = shi jiu = 10 9

20 = er shi = 2 10

21 = er shi yi = 20 1

Now to provide you with survival Chinese, though I must state that no language professional would condone this method and many Chinese would not be happy with me dumbing it down to this point, I must say my lone purpose is to make sure that you have the easiest time you can in your first few days. There will be no Hanzi (Chinese Characters) or tones, all of which are essential to Chinese, I am bringing it to the essence of the language. I will provide the English, the Chinese pinyin (Chinese Romanization) and then a phonetic-esque pronunciation based on a general North Americn accent. After your first few days you should abandon this and move on to proper language learning if you hope to speak the language properly and clearly.

Chinese art (Peacock)

Make your first stop, the right stop.

 

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Survival Chinese

Do Not Understand

30 = san shi = 3 10

40 = si shi = 4 10

50 = wu shi = 5 10

60 = liu shi = 6 10

70 = qi shi = 7 10

80 = ba shi = 8 10

90 = jiu shi = 9 10

100 = yi bai = 1 100 (buy)

1,000 = yi qian = 1 1000 (chee an)

10,000 = yi wan = 1 10,000 (wan)