Counting in Chinese

Chinese hand counting

Chinese Hand/Finger Counting

The language barrier in China can make the simplest of transactions turn ugly. Many people don’t know it but the Chinese have their own system for communicating numbers with their fingers and hands. Counting in Chinese with your hands is easy to learn and may come in handy.

Using this simple method of counting in Chinese using your fingers in conjunction with trying to say the word can eliminate a lot of confusion when negotiating, buying a ticket, or asking a price.

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