Shanghainese numbers

  1. Yet, or Yit (Shanghainese is hard to romanize)
  2. Liang (with the g on the end pronounced so softly as to almost not be there at all)
  3. Se (like japanese sa shi su se so, but drag it out a bit longer)
  4. Si
  5. nnn (my friend once yelled at me "don't say mmm, it sounds like cantonese!)
  6. Lo (very short, with a glottal stop on the end)
  7. Che (also with glottal stop)
  8. Ba (glottal stop again)
  9. ju
  10. si, or something- in shanghainese 4 and 10 are hard to differentiate

    also note that the Japanese numbers 1-10, 100, 1000 10,000 100,000,000(hundred million) and (trillion)1,000,000,000,000 are originally from Chinese, (although there is another "Japanese" way to count 1-10)

    The "Chinese" Japanese numbers:

    1. ichi
    2. ni
    3. san
    4. shi ("yon" is Japanese-only AFAIK)
    5. go
    6. roku
    7. shichi (again I tend to think of "nana" as a word that came from Japanese)
    8. hachi
    9. kyu/ku
    10. juu

    • 100-hyaku
    • 1000-sen
    • 10,000-man
    • 100,000,000-oku
    • 1,000,000,000,000-chou