Now is a good time to recap the numbers you already know and learn Mandarin Chinese numbers remaining from one to ten. Learning Mandarin numbers will also enable you to tell the time of day, and arrange to meet someone at a given time. Once you learn Chinese numbers up to ten, you will be able to communicate in a multitude of different scenarios.
Numbers in Chinese follow a simple and regular system. Once you master numbers 1 to 10, you will be ready to pick up higher numbers very easily. Numbers are a core part of the Chinese outlook on life, and here Dani pauses to explain the attributes of the different numbers. For instance, you will find out why the number 4 is considered unlucky, and the number 8 is considered lucky!
Numbers and mathematics were given great importance in early Chinese culture. Chinese use of decimals places predated Western use by a thousand years. The abacus was also a Chinese invention. Numbers and maths were central to Chinese efforts in studying astronomy and creating an accurate calendar.
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