Chinese numbers (1-10, 100 & 1000) for Tai Chi and Qi Gong people

Qi Gong and Taijiquan is full of numbers. 8 brocades, 108 form movements, 3 treasures etc. Thus I want to show you the numbers from China!

Let’s start with the Chinese number 1-10; 100 and 1000. And I added some examples from my Taijiquan & Qi Gong Dictionary*:

Chinese numbers 1-10; 100; 1000

1          yī        Yi Lu (First Form in Chen style Taijiquan)

2          èr        Er Lu (Second Form in Chen style Taijiquan)

3          sān     San Bao (Three Treasures)


5          wǔ      Wu Qin Xi (Five Animals Qi Gong)

6          liù       Liu Zi Jue (Six Healing Sounds)


8          bā      Qi Jing Ba Mai (Eight Extraordinary Meridians)

9          jiǔ

10  十     shí

100     bǎi      Bai Hui (“Hundred Convergences”, acupoint Du Mai 20)

1000   qiān  Qian Jin Zhui (Thousand Pound Sinking)

I know that the strangest thing about the Chineses language is the pronunciation. If you want to learn counting in Mandarin Chinese,  have a look at this video and repeat what he says:

Or you can also go to this online dictionary and listen to 100 or 1000 or any other Chinese word!

Happy Qi!


Chinese numbers 1-10 ; 100 ; 1000 for Tai Chi practitioners and Qi Gong enthusiasts

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