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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 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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