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Hi, I'm Fame Ketover of Lenguin.com and this is Mandarin Chinese. So now we're going to learn how to count all the way to ten. So that you can really impress your friends.
Listen to the speaker count to 10.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù
  • jiǔ
  • shí

Again, a bit faster.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù
  • jiǔ
  • shí
Listen to the speaker count to 8.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù

Repeat after the speaker by pairs.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù
Try saying "7, 8".
Both are in the high tone.
Try counting to 8 by pairs ahead of the speaker.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù

Try counting to 8 alone and repeat.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù

Give the odd numbers so far: 1, 3, 5, 7 and repeat.
  • sān

Give the even numbers so far: 2, 4, 6, 8 and repeat.
  • èr
  • liù
What's 8 again?
What's 7 again?
Alright, you're getting pretty good at this.
Now listen to the speaker count to ten.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù
  • jiǔ
  • shí

Repeat after the speaker by pairs.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù
  • jiǔ
  • shí
Try saying "9, 10".
  • jiǔ
  • shí
  • jiǔ
  • shí
9 is in the low tone. What other number have you had in the low tone? 10 is the first number you've had in the rising tone.
Repeat "9, 10" after the speaker, concentrating on getting the tones right.
  • jiǔ
  • shí
  • jiǔ
  • shí
Say, "7, 8, 9, 10" ahead of the speaker and then repeat.
  • jiǔ
  • shí
Notice that the Pinyin for the number 9 is abbreviated, leaving out the O which is clearly present in the pronunciation.
Be sure not to drop the weak E sound. If you do, you might sound as if you're trying to pronounce a completely different syllable.
Compare these two syllables. Ignore the tones for the moment which are different.
  • Zhōu
  • jiǔ
  • Zhōu
  • jiǔ
One way to make sure to pronounce "9" correctly is to start out by spelling the English word "go", G O, and then speed it up.
Repeat after the speaker as she speeds up from two syllables to one.
  • ji ou
  • jiǔ
Look at the Pinyin for "10" and remember that the I is phonetically a prolonged R sound.
Repeat after the speaker remembering that the tongue is already curled back in the R position during the SH.
  • shí
  • shí
  • shí
Try counting to 10 by pairs ahead of the speaker.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù
  • jiǔ
  • shí

Try counting to 10 alone, then repeat.
  • èr
  • sān
  • liù
  • jiǔ
  • shí

Give the odd numbers to 9 and repeat.
  • sān
  • jiǔ

Now, give the even numbers to 10 and repeat.
  • èr
  • liù
  • shí
Alright, awesome. But before you can start getting someone's phone number, you'll need to learn how to say "zero".
Listen to the speaker read "10" digit by digit.
  • líng
  • líng
Repeat "zero" after the speaker.
  • líng
  • líng
  • líng
What other number has the rising tone?
  • shí
What's "zero"?
  • líng
That's the end of this lesson. Remember to head over to Lenguin.com to do the exercises. That's Lenguin as in Lenguin the Penguin. Thanks for watching! I want to thank all of our supporters for their help in making these courses possible. We want to keep these courses free, and with your help we can do that. So be sure to head over to our Patreon page, where in exchange for as little as a dollar, you'll get BONUS stuff. Until next time, stay cool.
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