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Numbers

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Numbers in Chinese are relatively straightforward. To form higher numbers such as 93, the number in the left place is said first, followed by the place it is in (tens, hundreds, thousands, ten-thousands, ten ten-thousands, hundred ten-thousands, thousand ten-thousands, etc.), and then the next number is done the same way until the ones position is reached, which does not need a "ones" word. The Chinese number system is grouped in groups of four rather than in groups of three as in English. The large numbers are in terms of ten-thousands rather than thousands. For example, whereas English expresses 100,000 as *one hundred thousand,* Chinese has *ten ten-thousands.*

==Cantonese== ==English==

yāt one

yíh two

sāam three

sei four

ńgh five

luhk six

chāat (chāt) seven

baat eight

gáu nine

sahp ten

sahpyāt eleven

sahpyíh twelve

sahpsāam thirteen

sahpgáu nineteen

yíhsahp twenty

gáusahpluhk ninety-six

yātbaak one-hundred

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Numbers

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Numbers in Chinese are relatively straightforward. To form higher numbers such as 93, the number in the left place is said first, followed by the place it is in (tens, hundreds, thousands, ten-thousands, ten ten-thousands, hundred ten-thousands, thousand ten-thousands, etc.), and then the next number is done the same way until the ones position is reached, which does not need a "ones" word. The Chinese number system is grouped in groups of four rather than in groups of three as in English. The large numbers are in terms of ten-thousands rather than thousands. For example, whereas English expresses 100,000 as *one hundred thousand,* Chinese has *ten ten-thousands.*

==Cantonese== ==English==

yāt one

yíh two

sāam three

sei four

ńgh five

luhk six

chāat (chāt) seven

baat eight

gáu nine

sahp ten

sahpyāt eleven

sahpyíh twelve

sahpsāam thirteen

sahpgáu nineteen

yíhsahp twenty

gáusahpluhk ninety-six

yātbaak one-hundred