How To Count In Mandarin or Cantonese For Kung Fu

Join this free martial arts wiki. Add info & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness experts can help with Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, Conditioning, etc. Talk with fellow martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.

Wiki Revision Date - 06 Dec 2014 15:18

How To Count In Mandarin or Cantonese For Kung Fu

This page will help you to count in Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) for Kung Fu. We have listed the primary Chinese numbers used in Kung Fu for training purposes such as stretching and forms or taolu. We have also added videos below that teach the proper pronunciation of Chinese numbers in Mandarin and Cantonese.

For other Kung Fu terms and words (i.e. Chinese names for kicks and punches), visit the Kung Fu Terminology page.

Kung Fu Numbers - Counting in Mandarin

  • 1 - Yi (sounds like E)
  • 2 - Er (sounds like R)
  • 3 - San
  • 4 - Si
  • 5 - Wu
  • 6 - Liu
  • 7 - Chee
  • 8 - Ba
  • 9 - Jiu
  • 10 - Shi
  • 11 - Shi-Yi (10 and 1)
  • 12 - Shi-Er
  • 13 - Shi-San
  • 14 - Shi-Si
  • 15 - Shi-Wu
  • 16 - Shi-Liu
  • 17 - Shi-Chee
  • 18 - Shi-Ba
  • 19 - Shi-Jiu
  • 20 - Er-Shi (2 and 10)

Kung Fu Numbers - Counting in Cantonese

  • 1 - Yat (like the boat)
  • 2 - Yee
  • 3 - Saam (like "saw" with a "M" at the end"
  • 4 - Sei (like "say")
  • 5 - Ng (like "mm")
  • 6 - Luk
  • 7 - Chaat
  • 8 - Baat
  • 9 - Gaau
  • 10 - Sup
  • 11 - Sup Yat (10 and 1)
  • 12 - Sup Yee
  • 13 - Sup Saam
  • 14 - Sup Sei
  • 15 - Sup Ng
  • 16 - Sup Luk
  • 17 - Sup Chaat
  • 18 - Sup Baat
  • 19 - Sup Gaau
  • 20 - Yee Sup (2 and 10)

How to Count in Mandarin

How to Count in Cantonese

Join the Wiki Community!

We hope you become a wiki member. You can join via the wiki or via Facebook.
Talk to fellow martial artists on the wiki community. Members can ask questions, post answers & videos and even tell the occasional martial arts joke!

Latest Pages Added to Wiki

Popular Community Posts

Latest Posts Added to Community

  • Martial Arts Burnout & Recovering Lost Students We have talked about martial arts "burnout". This is when a student take an extended break or leaves martial arts entirely due to work/family problems, issues with time commitment, injuries or a wide variety of other causes. How does your school deal...
  • Escrima "on the rocks" a clip of some fun stick work with one of my students last week blocking close quarter butting strikes while using footwork on the rocks by the shallows of the beach gonna take some more environmental training videos here in the next few weeks
  • What is the biggest downside of martial arts training? How would you answer a potential student if they asked "What is the biggest downside of martial arts training"? I know that we all love martial arts training... but please do not give any answers like there are no downsides, etc. Try to point out some...

Martial Arts Books
(Click on the pictures below to learn more about these books)

At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!

Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.

Martial Arts Products