Chinese Sign Language for Numbers

7 Apr 2014 by MichaelZhang, No Comments »

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We all know how language barriers can be our biggest enemy in your efforts in marketing to a non-English-speaking demographic. Sometimes, when you are unable to communication with someone, who doesn’t speak English at all, sign language may come in handy to provide some assistance. However, sometimes even sign language is different in two different countries. Chinese languages, both spoken and written, are unique and the sign language for numbers is different, too. Here are the signs for numbers 1 to 10. Note: The sign language here is for everybody, not the sign language for deaf people, and is considered understandable/universal in China. 

Next time when you are in a situation where you need to use some signs to talk to your new Chinese friends, customers, media or visitors in your town, you will be ready to at least count some numbers with them using your fingers. 


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