This article will teach you how to easily remember the pronunciation and characters of the Chinese (Mandarin) numbers from 0 to 9 using stories and other associations.
1 Use the above picture to help you remember the pronunciations and Chinese characters for the numbers 0-9.
2 Use the following visualizations to further entrench your memorization:
1 一 is so Easy and sounds like E.
2 二 sounds like R.
3 三 sounds like the first part of sandwich and looks like one.
4 四 four is 四. Force yourself to pronounce the ce part harder and remember that it looks like a window with curtains.
5 五 sounds like “woo”, 三 + 二 (with the direction changed) = 五.
6 六 is a happy dancing boy named Leo and Leo is six.
7 七 sounds like first part of cheese. Write 7 upside down.
8 八 looks like papa’s mustache and papa likes going to the bar.
9 九 is Joe, a drunk person kneeling down on the ground.
0 〇 sounds like first part of link, linking zeroes together.
3 Reinforce your understanding. Practice the above wild associations to help you learn how to say and write the Chinese numbers.
4 Use pinyin to help your pronunciation. It will become better and better.
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