Easy and straightforward The Chinese counting system is fairly easy and straightforward. There are not as many number words as in English (where the numbers zero up to twenty require twenty-one different words, plus more words for the tens, e.g. 'forty'). Basic Numbers : from 1 to 10 From 11 to 99 From 100 to 999
Edit Edited by AMINO ACIDO, Hannah K., Flickety, Rob S and 18 others Spoken Chinese has many forms (or dialects, if you will, though it is debatable whether they are actually languages in their own right). One of the more popular ones, arguably the lingua franca in diverse Chinese communities (not only in China, but Taiwan and Singapore), is Mandarin.