Counting

Counting is fun, be it in English or in Mandarin. But it is much easier in Mandarin!For example, “11” in just doesn’t mean anything to me in English. In Mandarin, it effectively means “10+1”. If I were to follow the “teen” logic (like seventeen), then why isn’t 11 something like “oneteen”?Oneteen, twoteen, and threeteen just don’t cut it in English. But it makes perfect sense in Mandarin. It’s no wonder China is the most populous country in the world!Little Counting Isaac 

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