031 Numbers From Five To Nine

Do you know that “bye” in Chinese sounds almost the same as the number “8”? ShaoLan and Josh Edbrooke’s conversation in this episode make it easy for you to quickly learn the Chinese numbers 5 – 9! Master how to pronounce these numbers in Chinese and learn about the cultural significance of each number. “六” (liù) – 6 is typically considered a lucky number in Chinese culture. “六六大順” (liù liù dà shùn) – A Chinese idiom that means wishing something/someone great fortune and luck, especially in one’s career. “八” (bā) – The pronunciation of “8” is similar to the word “發/发” which means luck or prosperous fortune.

ShaoLan also teaches how some number combinations are used as shorthands for some popular phrases! Check it out here!

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Five six seven eight nine
wǔ liù qī bā jiǔ

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