spelling out whole numbers in Hanyu Pinyin

By request, here’s the pattern.

Pay particular attention to the cases of wàn (萬 / 万) and yì (億 / 亿). When the numbers quantifying those are greater than ten, wàn and yì are written separately.

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58 wǔshíbā
658 liùbǎi wǔshíbā
5,658 wǔqiān liùbǎi wǔshíbā
35,658 sānwàn wǔqiān liùbǎi wǔshíbā
435,658 sìshísān wàn wǔqiān liùbǎi wǔshíbā
9,435,658 jiǔbǎi sìshísān wàn wǔqiān liùbǎi wǔshíbā
79,435,658 qīqiān jiǔbǎi sìshísān wàn wǔqiān liùbǎi wǔshíbā
379,435,658 sān qīqiān jiǔbǎi sìshísān wàn wǔqiān liùbǎi wǔshíbā
6,379,435,658 liùshísān yì qīqiān jiǔbǎi sìshísān wàn wǔqiān liùbǎi wǔshíbā

Still higher units follow the pattern of wàn and yì.

Note: When líng (zero) is a medial, it is always written separately.

507 wǔbǎi líng qī 五百零七
40,507 sìwàn líng wǔbǎi líng qī 四萬零五百零七

5 thoughts on “spelling out whole numbers in Hanyu Pinyin

  1. Very helpful.
    Just to be sure, is the following correct (regarding the separation of “wa?n”)?

    1010000 – y?ba?i líng y? wa?n
    1100000 – y?ba?i y?shí wa?n
    100010000 – y?yì líng y? wa?n
    100100000 – y?yì líng y?shí wa?n

    Thanks.

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