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How Many Zeroes?
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ID: 1129 Elementary
The Chinese number system is based on groups of four zeroes, not three. Learn how to talk about big numbers in Chinese, in today's podcast.
Wed Apr 01 2009 | Jenny , Ken
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|个||gè||measure word, ones place|
Xiǎo Jūn ，wǔ wàn yǒu jǐ ge líng ？
Xiao Jun, how many zeroes are there in ''fifty-thousand"?
wǒ xiǎng xiang ，gè ，shí ，bǎi ，qiān ，wàn ，sì ge líng 。
Let me think: ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands. Four zeroes.
zhème màn ！nà wǔ yì yǒu jǐ ge líng ？
So slow! So how many are there in ''five hundred million"?
gè ，shí ，bǎi ，qiān ，wàn ，shíwàn ......
Ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, hundred thousands...
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