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As mentioned in the lesson, counting numbers up to 10 000 is easy in Chinese since you just have to know the word for hundred and thousand. However from 10 000 upwards it becomes confusing because 10 000 has its own word. So 100 000 becomes ten ten thousands, and 1 000 000 becomes one hundred ten thousands and so on. The same problem occurs with hundred million, which has its own word. Higher numbers then become multiples of that.

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