10,000 in Chinese is 1万

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That's probably a character you've seen a lot while talking about China's Great Wall 万里长城 Wànlǐ chángchéng 

Wànlǐ means 10,000 Miles.
So it is use to describe that it is immeasurably long!

"ten-thousand" (wàn) is figurative just like how it is said in Greek and English myriad which means "innumerable" or "immeasurable".


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