In any new language, learning to count is important. So today, I'll start with the words for the numbers from 0 to 100.

The primary digits are as follows:

**零** (Líng) is zero

**一** (Yī) is one

**二** (Èr) is two

**三** (Sān) is three

**四** (Sì) is four

**五** (Wǔ) is five

**六** (Liù) is six

**七** (Qī) is seven

**八** (Bā) is eight

**九** (Jiǔ) is nine

**十** (Shí) is ten

To form the values from 11 to 19, we use ten followed by the digit. So

**十一** (Shíyī) is eleven

**十二** (Shí'èr) is twelve

and so on up to 19.

To make multiples of ten, we use a digit before the ten:

**五十** (Wǔshí) is fifty (5 followed by 10)

**九十** (Jiǔshí) is ninety (9 followed by 10)

And then to make the other values, we use a digit before and after the ten:

**五十三** (Wǔshísān) is fifty-three (five tens and three)

So that covers all from 0 to 99.