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Lesson 4 Numbers 0-10 (Music Video)

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In this lesson, you’ll learn how to count from 0-10 through a super fun music video! Enjoy!

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to count from 0-10 through a super fun music video! Enjoy!

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So catchy! How many others are rocking your head as you sing along? Haha :)
warren010h 3 weeks 2 days ago
Oh, Lord. Gonna be playing this at work for my coworker because she will be wondering what I'm doing when it's stuck in my head. Much easier than the way I learned Korean and Sino-Korean numbers... by rote.
becobham 2 months 4 weeks ago
I like this video song! .
titayabu 6 months 1 day ago
:)!
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 6 months 1 day ago
=]I love this music video=] so #dabonit
Ellen Paik 6 months 3 weeks ago
It sounds like si is pronounced as sin English and shi is pronounced as she in English. Is this correct or do I need my ears checked? Also, I hear San as San and not sun in English.
matt_stone 1 year 5 months ago
Close! sì (四) is just pronounced like how you say ssssssss but make sure you voice it! shí is pronounced like shirt without the strong r sound. The "sun" sound is close, but with them all, you just have to replay the pronunciations in our video to make sure you are practicing as accurately as possible.
Jenny at Yoyo Chinese 1 year 5 months ago
Haha! Love it!
pbilk 1 year 5 months ago
Cute!
aint2sure 1 year 8 months ago
that really helps me ... especially with 4. The pronunciation of 4 got me a little intimidated before.
Anita Singh 2 years 4 weeks ago
Glad that it helps. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 3 weeks ago
In the lesson the number 5 is pronounced like the pronunciation of the English alphabet letter "O" with a "w" in front of it, like an old western stage coach driver telling the horses to "wO" (except 3rd tone). Why isn't 五 pronounced "oo" or maybe "woo"?
008klm 2 years 1 month ago edited
Maybe it's the music effect, but 五(wǔ) should be pronounced like "woo".
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 1 month ago edited
this is so fun !! 六 六 六 六 六 六
Sippanon Indrasawas 2 years 1 month ago
Hi, any chance of the flash cards being available as PDF files? Can't open them as they are...Nick
Kiwi1814 2 years 2 months ago
Sorry, they are not available in PDF files. You may have to use Anki flashcard software to view time. Please refer to our anki instruction files for guide.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 2 months ago
How is 6 pronounced I think I am hearing it 2 different ways? Thank you for your kind assistance?
KingJames2015 2 years 3 months ago
6 is pronounced as liù. You may check out our video-based pinyin chart for demonstration. Feel free to let us know if there's any further question.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 3 months ago
Im having trouble with wo and wu's pronunciation, I cant tell the difference.
pcobos 2 years 5 months ago
"o" sounds like "aw" in "awesome", so "wo" is "w"+"aw". And "u" sounds like "oo" in "shoot", so "wu" is "w"+"oo". Please check out our audio/video-based pinyin chart for demonstration. Hope that helps.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 5 months ago
The song makes it fun to learn the numbers and really helps me to remember the tones. I also love the Learn Chinese Through Rap lessons! xìexie!
Kristi 2 years 6 months ago
why do chinese spit on the ground ?
Beach 2 years 6 months ago
Probably for the same reason that Americans do??
Lan Dawei 2 years 6 months ago
It's safer than spitting in the air, especially on a windy day.
Mark Warnken 1 year 10 months ago
oh gosh, this is soooo good!!
artutty 2 years 6 months ago
This is amazing... I've learned more from this site from just the free videos than many lessons from Rosetta Stone! Just bought a six-month subscription last night. :) Anyway, great video. The beat gets stuck in your head and helps with memorization.
Moelectric 2 years 6 months ago
Thank you so much for choosing Yoyo Chinese! Happy studies! :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 6 months ago
that was AWESOME!!!! ;)
hgilbert 2 years 6 months ago edited
I love this. It's really great. This is why I chose yoyochinese. Learning is made fun and interesting.
IronMonkey 2 years 7 months ago
Thank you for choosing Yoyo Chinese. Happy Chinese studies! :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 6 months ago
Troll alert in the comments below!
stryker.graham 2 years 7 months ago
I for one loved it! :D
stryker.graham 2 years 7 months ago
I wish there weren't so many distractions with the beat and the cutting of the words...wouldn't it be easier (and more logical) to have a video saying each number once, clearly, then adding the rap in a second part so we can actually understand the pronunciation correctly? :( I'm having a hard time memorising it because they repeat the numbers too many times and it's kinda confusing...! Sorry for my honesty... George x
George Paraskeva 2 years 7 months ago
totally agree.
008klm 2 years 1 month ago edited
AJCampbell 2 years 7 months ago
Yes! Thank you so much! Great resource! That is part of why this is such an outstanding Chinese language course! Yang Yang Cheng is a great teacher who very often teaches the same lesson in multiple ways. Us students can see the world concretely or in the abstract; sequentially or randomly; and anything in between. Yangyang goes to the effort to give us lessons that best suit our learning abilities. I am concrete sequential, so the other lesson is best for me! TY Yangyang!!!
008klm 2 years 1 month ago
Thank you so much for the nice comments, 008klm. We really appreciate the support. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 1 month ago
Thank you for your feedback, George. You may also check out our audio lesson review or Chinese on the Street lesson 1. Hope that help.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 7 months ago
I like this technique mainly because if I forget the letter or pronunciation I just have to sing the song and I would remember
ReneTamara 2 years 7 months ago
Omg. this is absolutely horrible.
draktyr 2 years 7 months ago
You may check out our Chinese on the Street lesson 1. Hope that works better for you.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 7 months ago
Seriously cant watch this four times.. One was enough :/ I will look on youtube and hopefully find something more suitable for me.. thanks.
rgeddes 2 years 7 months ago
Sorry that it didn't work for you. You may check out our Chinese on the Street lesson 1. Hope you'll find it helpful.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 7 months ago
Do you have a video where you just say the numbers.. This is really not helpful for me - I prefer a more traditional approach like the other videos?
rgeddes 2 years 7 months ago
你好 Yang yang, I found the audio review to be extremely helpful. After watching the music video and the "Chinese on the Street" accompanying video, I thought I had the numbers memorized. The audio review forced me to recite the numbers out of sequence and in varying orders. I greatly appreciate that mental jog. Turns out I could use more practice! Great lessons! 谢谢!
Sylvia Cordes 2 years 8 months ago
Glad that you found them helpful. Keep up the good works! :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 8 months ago
Thanks! Much clearer now!
mrobeno@hotmail.com 2 years 9 months ago
Is the jiu of number nine the same jiu that is in beer? It's the same tone?
mrobeno@hotmail.com 2 years 9 months ago
Hi Mrobeno, the jiǔ for nine and the jiǔ that is in the word for beer have the same sound and the same tone, but they are different Chinese characters. The character for nine is 九 and the character in beer is 酒. So you might wonder how to tell them apart when listening (not reading)... the answer is context, and also you have an extra clue in here in that the jiǔ in beer is often not used by itself. For example beer is píjiǔ, and red wine is hóngjiǔ, and restaurant is jiǔjiā or jiǔdiàn.
Corey 2 years 9 months ago
much like in English; we have multiple meanings for the word bare and bear depending on context.
avanbeek 2 years 8 months ago
Yes, exactly. However, Because Chinese has only 409 sounds times at most 5 tones, that's about 2054 distinct pronunciations. These are distributed unevenly across about 20,000 Chinese characters, that means there are a *lot* of homonyms, particularly on the sounds like "ji" and "jian". Some sounds have just a single tone and character associated with it: for example 给(gei3). English doesn't have nearly that many, as far as I know. So yeah, it's the same concept, but multiplied by 1000. :-)
Corey 2 years 8 months ago
That sounds a bit daunting, but in spoken Chinese there are many many words that are a pair of characters/syllables, where both of the characters have similar meaning. I think this evolved to help the speaker disambiguate the meaning to the listener in spoken Chinese, where as a single character would be sufficient in written Chinese. The combination of the two syllables is far less ambiguous to the listener.
Corey 2 years 8 months ago
Great answers. Thanks again, Corey!
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 9 months ago
well done
raba 2 years 9 months ago
I am impressed :)) very nice! :) a rap lesson hihihih :) I'm looking forward to learn mandarin :))
Kimberly 2 years 9 months ago
Thank you for the nice comments. Good luck with your Chinese studies. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 9 months ago
Omg,you should've seen me singing this song hehehe! Thank you for making learning chinese soooo fun !!
amal seddiki 2 years 9 months ago
We would love to hear it! Great that you are having fun! :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 9 months ago
Thank you am enjoying the lessons
Mpeks 2 years 9 months ago
Glad that you enjoy it. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 9 months ago
Reggie Watts meets Sesame Street. Love it!
derek 2 years 10 months ago
Hehe, thanks for commenting. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
Is there another words used for ling?
Valerie 2 years 10 months ago
Yes, some people may refer zero as "dong4", however, it's very rare.
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
Is one pronounced 'ee' or 'yee,? I don't hear the y.
Valerie 2 years 10 months ago
It should be "yee" as in "employee".
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
This was incredibly fun and I must say I was laughing through most of it but it does help you remember haha
CarlPrude 2 years 10 months ago
Thanks for the nice comments. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
it is so fun! I love it! do we have more videos like this? I would like to check all of them out!
centenaryheights 2 years 10 months ago
Glad that you like it. You may check out our beginner conversational Chinese lesson 12, 19, and 32 for more music vidoes. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 10 months ago
I am not usually the greatest fan of learning through music, but I loved this!!!
elvis.sikora 2 years 11 months ago
Thanks for the support! :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
This video helped a lot!!!
Bilchick 2 years 11 months ago
Glad that it helps. :)
Yoyo Chinese 2 years 11 months ago
Reviewing I suppose it is "aahrr", but I have heard Chinese saying "errr"
pjlg 3 years 2 days ago
You heard it right. The number 2 should pronounce like "er".
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 day ago
Fine use a song, but saying the numbers too fast, at the end of the song say the numbers slowly. Slightly confused about pronunciation of "e"--Pinyin Cheat Sheet says "e" as in s-e-rve. In the song 2 is said as "are"....should it not be "err" ??
pjlg 3 years 2 days ago
They do sound kind of similar. The correct way is "er".
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 day ago
What's the pinyin spelling of 一個? Is it yìge, yíge or yígè? I've seen them all!
Wo334 3 years 1 week ago
Both yíge and yígè are good. yíge is more common when the tone emphasizes less on ge. It's very rare to hear people say yìge, it may be a dialect thing.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 week ago
I've been learning this song called 董小姐 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKuL-doigdo ) and have noticed that in several places, the singer pronounces 1 as ye, instead of yi. So I guess there's some artistic license here :-) I wonder, though, is this a common variation for the number one?
Corey 3 years 1 week ago
That's a really nice song, Corey. Thank you for sharing. There are a lot of "一“s in this song. Yes, I do hear some sound like "ye". That's not a common variation for 一 thought. It should be yi. Maybe it's the melody. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 week ago
OK, thank you. It's also nice to know I'm not "hearing things" :-)
Corey 3 years 1 week ago
i was enjoying this part. i´ll sing the song to keep these numbers, waitigng for the others
giovanni 3 years 2 weeks ago
When I drive, I like to listen to Chinese only, without english. In particular I would like audio of the number 1 to 100 (with no english). Do you know where I can find this on the internet.
Chris Allen 3 years 2 weeks ago
We tried to look on the internet, however, we weren't able to find one that's simply in Chinese counting numbers from 1 to 100. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 2 weeks ago
哈哈哈哈哈, lo disfruté mucho y aprendí los números, I enjoy it too much and no i know the numbers.
samuelin 3 years 3 weeks ago
Although the directions for the first Thursday is "watch lesson 4 three times" , sorry, I could bear listening to that a third time.
Matthew633 3 years 1 month ago
Sorry that you didn't enjoy the music as much as we do, but we hope that at least you learn the numbers. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
I love this video...ot really helps me to remember each number....
Marry Ann Flores 3 years 1 month ago
Glad that you enjoy it. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 1 month ago
Once I listened to the On the street lesson 1, it was very helpful to go along with this video!
skynut38 3 years 1 month ago
I loved this video. thanks!!!
claudia.cd 3 years 1 month ago
I agree a straightforward walkthrough of the numbers may be helpful.
skynut38 3 years 2 months ago
Thank you for the feedback. You may check out our Chinese on the Street lesson 1 and 2 for more practice. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 2 months ago
wow
Manu2013 3 years 2 months ago
I´ve seen this video many times and it's really helpful; It remind me of my first chinese class :-)
paloma.gm 3 years 2 months ago
Glad to hear that. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 2 months ago
This made me laugh throughout! Great job :)
marybee1004 3 years 2 months ago
I did not like the music presentation either. It distracted from the overall presentation of the numbers. I would much rather have had someone presenting the numbers and going over the proper tonality.
cgh 3 years 3 months ago
Thank you for your comment. We apologize for the distraction. You may refer to our Chinese on the Street lesson 1 and 2 for more practice.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 3 months ago
I would love to hear how the numbers are pronounced without the music, although I love the video. Especially 9, I don't think it has the shikka-shikka sound before it, does it?
jessicambay 3 years 4 months ago
Thank you for your comment. We apologize for the distraction. You may refer to our Chinese on the Street lesson 1 and 2 for more practice.
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 3 months ago
Thank you! Gracias!!! <3
Mrdz 3 years 5 months ago
I enjoyed this song. Thought I wasn't going to, but it's pretty catchy.
alucard521 3 years 6 months ago
OMG, just the opposite... thought it would be good, but hate it. I would much prefer to hear someone counting one through 10 a few times to get down the sound and better yet include the sounding advice I'm reading in the comments such as with number 9. I swear in this video they are mispronouncing so much compared to what I hear explained in the comments and in other non-music videos.
ganlimin 3 years 6 months ago
We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the number music video. For the number 9, the beginning was more of a musical, so it may sound mispronounced, but the emphasis at the end "jiǔ" should be correct.
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 5 months ago
Glad that you enjoyed it. :)
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 6 months ago
he3n ha3o :-)
Lana 3 years 7 months ago
Is your web site down? Raúl
rgutierrez 3 years 8 months ago
It seems working fine. Does the problem still exists?
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 8 months ago
The numbers rap is very cute. Gonna do my homework like YangYang asked and study the number :)
kholmesmoonlitewolf 3 years 9 months ago
I know right! hehe..keep up the good works. ;)
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 8 months ago
when can we see base words? (if there are base words in china)
ILOVECHINA 3 years 9 months ago
hmm..not really sure what you refer to as base words.
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 9 months ago
I have been watching and really enjoy your lessons and way of teaching. As I'm sitting here watching this video, my two 6 and 4 year old brothers and my two 3 and 1 year old nieces come and pile around me because they want to learn Chinese too!
KolBug 3 years 11 months ago
That sounds like so much fun. We are glad that you guys enjoy it! :)
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 11 months ago
This video is very helpful. Thank you.
Kingmd1 3 years 11 months ago
Glad that you found it helpful, Kingmd1. :)
Yoyo Chinese Development 3 years 11 months ago
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yuan.bruce.71 3 years 11 months ago
Thanks for this amazing video,it's so nice.
Sunmeiyu 4 years 1 month ago
this video is excellent!!! i love it...
vani 4 years 2 months ago
I'm definitely thankful for these videos. I'm having an amazing time learning!
fatleboo8 4 years 3 months ago
Great to hear that! Enjoy! :)
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 3 months ago
Awesome
alexander 4 years 3 months ago
Loved that!
Etzin 4 years 3 months ago
Thank you for a great site! My 5 year old son is learning Chinese and loves the videos!!
Tygershark 4 years 3 months ago
That's wonderful to hear, Tygershark! Your son is going to speak fluent Chinese when he grows up! Yay!
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 3 months ago
It's so amazing! i love it. ^_^ thanks YoYo.
Vy Dung 4 years 3 months ago
That was wonderful. Awesome, great job. Keep it up.
kartheek 4 years 3 months ago
thank you very much .
rober 4 years 3 months ago
Thanks for this! Music is a great memory aid. I'm studying Russian also, and love to write songs to help retain the crazy grammar. :D
cheetanimator75 4 years 5 months ago
@cheetanimator75 Thanks for the comment!
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 5 months ago
Do you know of any open source or free voice recognition software available to give us feedback as to how well we are enunciating the words/tones?
mraric 4 years 9 months ago
Google translate.
Niclas 4 years 2 months ago
Hi, http://www.speakgoodchinese.org/ is a free downlad that gives a visual representation and feedback for tones. it is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is quite helpful.
Dawei10 3 years 4 months ago
Thank you very much for the recommendation, Dawei. That's very helpful. :)
Yoyo Chinese 3 years 4 months ago
That's a good question. The speech recognition for Chinese is still at a very early stage. We've tried a few products before but non has been completely to our satisfaction yet. Anyone has used such software before? How do you like it?
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 9 months ago
a little hard to get the sound for jiu down. Sounds like "Joe"
jmatt203 4 years 11 months ago
You can think of "jiu3" as "gee+oa" (oa as in oat)"and give it a bounce tone, like when you say "uh-huh".
Yoyo Chinese Development 4 years 11 months ago
For number 5, do you supposed to pronounce the 'w' sound or not? I remember from the pinyin lesson that 'wu' is pronounced like 'uu'. But here in this video, I hear the 'w' sound at the beginning.
noguchihideyo 5 years 1 month ago
For number 5, yes, you're supposed to pronounce the "w" sound. However, unlike English, in Mandarin Chinese, the "w" sound is not super distinctive. The sounds with or without "w" don't sound so different to our ears. Another sound that's not super distinctive in Chinese is the "y" sound. That's why Chinese people have a hard time distinguishing the English pronunciation for words "ear" and "year".
Yoyo Chinese Development 5 years 4 weeks ago
It just might not hurt to do a straightforward preentation as well.
StephenDiGiacomo 5 years 1 month ago
Freakin ay - that was good!
StephenDiGiacomo 5 years 1 month ago
Thank you very helpfull
curiosa 5 years 1 month ago
Thank you, curiosa! We will try to make more music videos in the future. :)
Yoyo Chinese Development 5 years 1 month ago
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