Wednesday, 27 February 2008

二 èr – two

Today we are going to learn how to read, write and say the number two in Mandarin Chinese.

The character 二, is written èr in pinyin and pronounced like the English word “are”, with a 4th or falling tone.

It is very similar to the number 一 yī – one, which we learnt yesterday, just that it has two strokes instead of one.