Chinese Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers

This page contains a table including the following: Chinese Numbers both cardinal and ordinal. Try to memorize the way they're used because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. Make sure to check our Learn Chinese page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.

Chinese Cardinal Numbers


Cardinal numbers in Chinese as well as in English are digits like 1, 2, 3, 4 … There are two ways of writing the numbers in Chinese, in Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3) or in Chinese script (一, 二, 三). The table below contains more information about the chinese numbers.

    

English Chinese Numbers Mandarin Script
 
0 Zeroleeyng0 零
1 Oneee1 一
2 Twoaar2 二
3 Threesan3 三
4 Foursi4 四
5 Fivewo5 五
6 Sixleeyo6 六
7 SevenChee7 七
8 Eightba8 八
9 Ninejeeyo9 九
10 Tenshi10 十
11 Elevenshi’ee11 十一
12 Twelveshee’er12 十二
13 Thirteensheesan13 十三
14 Fourteensheesi14 十四
15 Fifteensheeywo15 十五
16 Sixteensheeleeyo16 十六
17 SeventeensheeChee17 十七
18 Eighteensheeba18 十八
19 Nineteensheejeeyo19 十九
20 Twentyershi20 二十
30 Thirtysanshi30 三十
40 Fortysishi40 四十
50 Fiftywoshi50 五十
60 Sixtyleeyoshi60 六十
70 SeventyCheeshi70 七十
80 Eightybaashi80 八十
90 Ninetyjeeyoshi90 九十
100 Hundredeeybay100 一百
1,000 ThousandeeyCheeyan1,000 一千
10,000 Ten Thousandyeewan10,000 一万
100,000 Hundred Thousandshiwan100,000 十万
1,000,000 Millioneeybaywan1,000,000 一百万
Plusjeeya
Minusjeeyen
More (than)dwoyu多于
Less (than)shawyo少于
Approximatelydaagey大概
Firstdee yee第一
Seconddee’er第二
Thirddeesan第三

Chinese Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal numbers in Chinese as well as in English are used to determine a position or a rank, for example: first, second, third ... please look at the table above.

    


I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Chinese numbers, including the cardinal, and ordinal numbers. Try to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. Make sure to check our Learn Chinese page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.