# Tens and Units Blues Song

The main units of numbers in English are:

1 | 10 | 100 | 1,000 | 1,000,000 |
---|---|---|---|---|

one | ten | hundred | thousand | million |

1,000,000,000 | 1,000,000,000,000 | |||

billion | trillion |

In the song, you will hear and see the word ** zillion**. This word is not a real number; it just means "a very, very large number"!

There are several ways that we can convey the idea of no quantity, or no number, or "0": we can say

**zero**(or just**oh**). And we can say**nought**. You can hear "zero" and "nought" in the song above.**Transcript:**

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.

Now they're gone -- zero!

And that's nought!

And I'll share a thought...

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty...

sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, one hundred.

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.

When they're gone -- zero!

Tens And Units Blues Song

One, ten, hundred, thousand, million, billion, trillion, zillion.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine...

then there's ten -- again!

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.

Now they're gone -- zero!

Nought!