How To Say Phone Numbers In Mandarin Chinese

Saying phone numbers in Mandarin Chinese is fairly easy. You simply speak each individual digit of the phone, though there is one exception. The exception is if the phone number contains both a 1 and a 7 (or sometimes just a 1). If that is the case, often, for the number 1, people don’t pronounce it as yi1 but rather pronounce it as yao1. This is because the pronunciation for 1, 一 yi1, rhymes with and has the same tone as the pronunciation for 7, 七 qi1. Confusion can occur if a phone number number has 1’s and 7’s in it, so often to avoid confusion, it is common to substitute saying yao1 instead of yi1. This is extremely common in Modern Mandarin Chinese, and you will inevitably hear this spoken in context if you live in China or Taiwan for long enough. But, in cases where there is just a 1, and no seven, then you can probably just say yi1, but yao1 would still probably be acceptable. Here is a review of the pronunciations for the numbers 0 – 9 in Mandarin Chinese, and each number’s respective Chinese Character. Continue reading “How To Say Phone Numbers In Mandarin Chinese”

Practicing Chinese Characters By Writing Them In the Air With Your Fingers

At least initially, for learning new Chinese Characters, it is important to frequently practice writing and reviewing them. While of course using mnemonics may be a very effective way to learn, probably better than solely using rote memorization, if done actively, I still believe that it is necessary to instill into your brain the character via eye-hand coordination to REALLY remember it. This article will discuss, among other things, practicing Chinese Characters by writing them in the air with your fingers. Continue reading “Practicing Chinese Characters By Writing Them In the Air With Your Fingers”

How To Count From 1 To 100 In Mandarin Chinese

Last updated: August 26, 2017 at 19:57 pm
In order to count from 1 to 100 in Mandarin Chinese, one only needs to know how to say the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 100.The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 100 all have their own Chinese Characters. Once you know those numbers, then you can make all other numbers from 11 to 99 in Mandarin Chinese. Continue reading “How To Count From 1 To 100 In Mandarin Chinese”

How To Count From 1 To 10 In Mandarin Chinese

Last updated: August 26, 2017 at 19:57 pm
In order to count from 1 to 10 in Chinese, you need to learn the word for each number along with its corresponding character. But don’t worry, these numbers (numerals) are easy, and you can impress yourself and your friends by being able to count from 1 to 10 in Mandarin. Below is each number followed its corresponding Chinese Character and then followed by its pronunciation in Mandarin Pinyin. You can click on each individual pronunciation, and it will take you to a link where you can hear the pronunciation spoken. Continue reading “How To Count From 1 To 10 In Mandarin Chinese”

Convert Numbers To Chinese Characters

This program converts any number from 0 to 999,999 into Chinese Characters.