Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Numbers in Japanese 日本語の数字


Numbers in Japanese 日本語の数字

Number 数
Numeral 数字
Writing 書き込み
Same 同じ
Follow フォローする
Group グループ
Important 重要
Horizontal 水平
Vertical 垂直

The Japanese numerals are the number names used in Japanese. In writing, they are the same as the Chinese numerals, and the grouping of large numbers follows the Chinese tradition of grouping by 10,000. Two pronunciations are used: the Sino-Japanese (on'yomi) readings of the Chinese characters and the Japanese yamato kotoba (native words, kun'yomi readings).

There are 2 important ways of writing the numbers in Japanese: in Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3) or in Chinese numerals (一, 二, 三). The Arabic numerals are certainly more often used in horizontal writing, and the Chinese numerals are more common in vertical writing.

Number Character

0 零 / 〇
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
20 二十
30 三十
40 四十
50 五十
60 六十
70 七十
80 八十
90 九十
100
500 五百
800 八百
1,000
10,000
100,000,000
1,000,000,000,000
10,000,000,000,000,000

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