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The Number System of Wu Chinese


This page is based on An introduction to the language of Shanghai (written in Japanese).

Wu Chinese is a language spoken in and around Shanghai. It is different from Mandarin, even though they share the same characters. Unlike other Chinese languages, Wu Chinese has a single word for twenty.

NumberCharacterReadingMeaning
0lin0
1yik1
2ni2
3se3
4si4
5gn5
6lok6
7qik7
8bak8
9jioe9
10zhek10
11zhekyik10 + 1
12zhekni10 + 2
13zhekse10 + 3
14zheksi10 + 4
15zhekgn10 + 5
16zheklok10 + 6
17zhekqik10 + 7
18zhekbak10 + 8
19zhekjioe10 + 9
20nie20
21nieyik20 + 1
22nieni20 + 2
23niese20 + 3
24niesi20 + 4
25niegn20 + 5
26nielok20 + 6
27nieqik20 + 7
28niebak20 + 8
29niejioe20 + 9
30sezhek3 × 10
31sezhekyik3 × 10 + 1
32sezhekni3 × 10 + 2
33sezhekse3 × 10 + 3
34sezheksi3 × 10 + 4
35sezhekgn3 × 10 + 5
36sezheklok3 × 10 + 6
37sezhekqik3 × 10 + 7
38sezhekbak3 × 10 + 8
39sezhekjioe3 × 10 + 9
40sizhek4 × 10
41sizhekyik4 × 10 + 1
42sizhekni4 × 10 + 2
43sizhekse4 × 10 + 3
44sizheksi4 × 10 + 4
45sizhekgn4 × 10 + 5
46sizheklok4 × 10 + 6
47sizhekqik4 × 10 + 7
48sizhekbak4 × 10 + 8
49sizhekjioe4 × 10 + 9
50gnzhek5 × 10
51gnzhekyik5 × 10 + 1
52gnzhekni5 × 10 + 2
53gnzhekse5 × 10 + 3
54gnzheksi5 × 10 + 4
55gnzhekgn5 × 10 + 5
56gnzheklok5 × 10 + 6
57gnzhekqik5 × 10 + 7
58gnzhekbak5 × 10 + 8
59gnzhekjioe5 × 10 + 9
60lokzhek6 × 10
61lokzhekyik6 × 10 + 1
62lokzhekni6 × 10 + 2
63lokzhekse6 × 10 + 3
64lokzheksi6 × 10 + 4
65lokzhekgn6 × 10 + 5
66lokzheklok6 × 10 + 6
67lokzhekqik6 × 10 + 7
68lokzhekbak6 × 10 + 8
69lokzhekjioe6 × 10 + 9
70qikzhek7 × 10
71qikzhekyik7 × 10 + 1
72qikzhekni7 × 10 + 2
73qikzhekse7 × 10 + 3
74qikzheksi7 × 10 + 4
75qikzhekgn7 × 10 + 5
76qikzheklok7 × 10 + 6
77qikzhekqik7 × 10 + 7
78qikzhekbak7 × 10 + 8
79qikzhekjioe7 × 10 + 9
80bakzhek8 × 10
81bakzhekyik8 × 10 + 1
82bakzhekni8 × 10 + 2
83bakzhekse8 × 10 + 3
84bakzheksi8 × 10 + 4
85bakzhekgn8 × 10 + 5
86bakzheklok8 × 10 + 6
87bakzhekqik8 × 10 + 7
88bakzhekbak8 × 10 + 8
89bakzhekjioe8 × 10 + 9
90jioezhek9 × 10
91jioezhekyik9 × 10 + 1
92jioezhekni9 × 10 + 2
93jioezhekse9 × 10 + 3
94jioezheksi9 × 10 + 4
95jioezhekgn9 × 10 + 5
96jioezheklok9 × 10 + 6
97jioezhekqik9 × 10 + 7
98jioezhekbak9 × 10 + 8
99jioezhekjioe9 × 10 + 9
100yikbak1 × 100


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