How to say 40 in Chinese: Sìshí


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How to say 40 in Chinese: Sìshí

Learning Chinese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say 40 in Chinese: Sìshí
Say it out loud: “Si Shr

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Numbers category:

1 – Yī  (Ee)
2 – Èr  (Ar)
3 – Sān  (San)
4 – Sì  (Si)
5 – Wǔ  (Woo)
6 – Liù  (Lyo)
7 – Qī  (Chee)
8 – Bā  (Ba)
9 – Jiǔ  (Jyo)
10 – Shí  (Shr)
11 – Shíyī  (Shr Ee)
12 – Shíèr  (Shr Ar)
20 – Èrshí  (Ar Shr)
30 – Sānshí  (San Shr)
40 – Sìshí  (Si Shr)
50 – Wǔshí  (Woo Shr)
60 – Liùshí  (Lyo Shr)
70 – Qīshí  (Chee Shr)
80 – Bāshí  (Ba Shr)
90 – Jiǔshí  (Jyo Shr)
100 – Yī Bǎi  (Ee Bai)
1000 – Yī Qiān  (Ee Chyen)

And here’s how to say 40 in other languages!

Arabic–Arba'oon  (Ar bah oon)
Chinese–Sìshí  (Si Shr)
Croatian–četrdeset  (shet ur deh set)
Czech–čtyřicet  (stih zyee set)
Finnish–neljäkymmentä  (nell ya kim men tah)
French–Quarante  (care haunt)
German–vierzig  (feer tsikh)
Italian–quaranta  (kwah rahn tah)
Japanese–Yon Juu  (Yong Jew)
Korean–Sasip  (Sah Ship)
Polish–czterdzieści  (tchter dzyeah' shchee)
Portuguese–Quarenta  (koo-ahr en tah)
Russian–sorok  (soh rahk)
Spanish–cuarenta  (kwar in tuh)
Swahili–arobaini  (ah ro ba ee nee)
Thai–Si Sip  (see sip)
Turkish–kırk  (kirk)
Vietnamese–Bốn Mươi  (Bome Muy)

Aside from the alphabet, numbers are the easiest and most common way to learn any language. For example, this is how you say "40" (Sìshí) in Chinese. Which other numbers do you know? Which others can you learn? Get instant access to the Chinese Language Set and learn all the numbers you'll ever need to know in your travel.


Fred Bane
Biography: Fred Bane is a media producer and translator living in Nanjing China. Since graduating with a BA in International Relations from American University in 2007, Fred has lived in Vietnam and then China, where he received a Masters in Ethnography from Nanjing University in 2012. Fred currently works for a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange, and moonlights as a Chinese-English medical translator.
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Location: Nanjing, China
Website : Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

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