Mandarin Grammar

Combination of Numbers

Learning Objectives


We are going to teach you how to speak and write different combinations of numbers in Mandarin Chinese.


To learn the combination of numbers, we need to know how to use Mandarin to express the value of a digit in different positions of a number, starting from the smallest value,


  • Digit in ones


  • Digit in tens


  • Digit in hundreds


  • Digit in thousands


  • Digit in ten-thousands


Learning Video

Additional Notes

To learn the combination of numbers, we need to know how to use Mandarin to express the value of a digit in different positions of a number, starting from the smallest value,


  • Digit in ones (个位数)


  • Digit in tens (十位数)


  • Digit in hundreds (百位数)


  • Digit in thousands (千位数)


  • Digit in ten-thousands (万位数)



Digit in Ones


  • 1,  One, " 一  yī "


  • 2,  Two, " 二 èr "


  • 3,  Three, " 三 sān "


  • 4,   Four, " 四  sì "


  • 5,   Five, " 五  wǔ "


  • 6,   Six, " 六  iù "


  • 7,   Seven, " 七  qī "


  • 8,   Eight, " 八  bā "


  • 9,   Nine,  " 九  jiǔ "


  • 0,   Zero, " 零  líng "



Digit in Tens


  • 12, Twelve, " 十 二 shí  èr"


  • 56, Fifty-six, " 五十六 wǔ shí iù "


  • 73, Seventy-three, " 七十三 qī shí sān "


  • 99, Ninty-eight, " 九十八 jiǔ shí bā "



Digit in Hundreds


  • 100, One hundred, " 一百  yī bǎi "


  • 230, Two hundred and thirty, " 二百三十 èr bǎi sān shí "


  • * 506, Five hundred and six, "  五百零六  wǔ bǎi líng iù "


  • 711, Seven hundred and eleven, " 七百一十一  qī bǎi yī  shí yī "



Digit in Thousands


  • 1,000, One thousand, " 一千 yī  qiān"


  • * 3,019, Two thousand and nineteen, " 三千零一十九  sān qiān  líng  yī  jiǔ shí  jiǔ "


  • * 5,008 Five thousand and one, " 五千零八  wǔ qiān  líng  bā "


  • * 4,109, Four thousand one hundred and nine, " 四千一百零九  sì qiān yī bǎi líng jiǔ "



Digit in Ten-thousands


  • 80,000, Eighty thousand," 八万  bā wàn "


  • * 86,057, Eighty-six thousand and fifty-seven, " 八万六千零五十七 bā wàn liù qiān líng wǔ shí qī "


  • * 50,009, fifty thousand and nine, " 五万零九 wǔ wàn líng jiǔ "


  • * 40,100, Forty thousand and one hundred, " 四万零一百  sì wàn líng yī bǎi "


* Notes

In Mandarin Chinese, zero," 零  líng " is used for any missing unit or units within a number.




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