In China we count to 10 using only one hand

A fun fact about every-day life here in China: People will use these gestures (6 to 10) while saying the number, not even realizing they are doing it… like nodding when you say “Yes” or “No”… it’s done subconsciously. For 10, they’ll also use 2 hands and make an “X” with their index fingers.

It can be fun to barter and not actually say anything, and locals appreciate Expats using these hand gestures as much as they appreciate attempts at speaking Mandarin.