Japanese Character Writing For Dummies
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Learning to count in Chinese is important for handling your travel plans, money, dining, and shopping. This list can help you learn to pronounce some basic numbers in Chinese:

0 líng (leeng) 15 shíwŭ (shir woo) 30 s�?nshí (sahn shir)
1(ee) 16 shíliù (shir lyo) 40 sìshí (suh shir)
2 èr (are) 17 shíqī (shir chee) 50 wŭshí (woo shir)
3 s�?n (sahn) 18 shíb�? (shir bah) 60 liùshí (lyo shir)
4(suh) 19 shíjiŭ (shir jyoe) 70 qīshí (chee shir)
5(woo) 20 èrshí (are shir) 80 b�?shí (bah shir)
6 liù (lyo) 21 èrshíyī (are shir ee) 90 jiŭshí (jyoe shir)
7(chee) 22 èrshí'èr (are shir are) 100 yì băi (ee bye)
8 b�? (bah) 23 èrshís�?n (are shir sahn) 1,000 yì qi�?n (ee chyan)
9 jiŭ (jyoe) 24 èrshísì (are shir ssuh) 10,000 yí wàn (ee wahn)
10 shí (shir) 25 èrshíwŭ (are shir woo) 100,000 shí wàn (shir wahn)
11 shíyī (shir ee) 26 èrshíliù (are shir lyo) 1,000,000 yì băi wàn (ee bye wahn)
12 shí'èr (shir are) 27 èrshíqī (are shir chee) 100,000,000 yí yì (ee ee)
13 shís�?n (shir sahn) 28 èrshíb�? (are shir bah)
14 shísì (shir suh) 29 èrshíjiŭ (are shir jyoe)

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Hiroko Chiba, PhD, is professor of Japanese at DePauw University, where she teaches all levels of Japanese language and directs the Japanese language program. Vincent Grépinet is the author of the French language editions of Japanese For Dummies and Korean For Dummies.

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