Saturday, October 9, 2021

Numbers in Japanese 日本語の数字

Numbers in Japanese 日本語の数字

You can learn how to say 1 - 100+ with Japanese numbers.

1: 一 (いち ichi‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‎, ichi)
2: 二 (に ni‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, ni)
3: 三 (さん san‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, san)
4: 四 (よん yon‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ / し shi‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, yon or shi)
5: 五 (ご go‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, go)
6: 六 (ろく roku‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, roku)
7: 七 (なな nana‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ / しち shichi‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, nana or shichi)
8: 八 (はち hachi‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, hachi)
9: 九 (く ku‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ / きゅう kyuu‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, ku or kyuu)
10: 十 (じゅう juu‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎, juu)

Once you memorize these 10, counting to 100 is easy!

However, keep in mind: three numbers have two different readings: 4, 7, and 9.

The numbers 4 and 9 are considered unlucky in Japanese because し (shi) and く (ku) sound the same as the words for death (死, shi) and agony (苦, ku). Therefore, Japanese people avoid using those readings whenever possible.

Even though 7 is a lucky number, it’s reading しち (shichi) also has し so it's more common to say なな (nana).

For "zero", the Japanese word is 零 (rei), but it's more common to say it like in English. ゼロ (zero) is most often used, or まる (maru) which means "circle" and is like saying "oh" in English instead of zero.

Count to 100 in Japanese: Here’s how that looks:

11 is 十一 (juuichi): 10 + 1 12 is 十二 (juuni): 10 + 2

and so on up to 19.

Once you get to twenty, it’s the same concept, but you start by counting the 10s:

20 is 二十 (nijuu): 2 10’s 21 is 二十一 (nijuuichi): 2 10's + 1

and so on, up to 99.

Kanji Kana + Romaji
1 いち (ichi)
2 に (ni)
3 さん (san)
4 よん (yon)
5 ご (go)
6 ろく (roku)
7 なな (nana)
8 はち (hachi)
9 きゅう (kyuu)
10 じゅう (juu)
100 ひゃく (hyaku)
1,000 せん (sen)
10,000 まん (man)
100,000 十万 じゅうまん (juuman)
1,000,000 百万 ひゃくまん (hyakuman)
10,000,000 千万 せんまん (senman)
100,000,000 一億 いちおく (ichioku)
1,000,000,000 十億 じゅうおく (juuoku)
1,000,000,000,000 一兆 いっちょう (icchou)

1 comment:

  1. I am by name Miss jane ,And i am so happy to testify about a great spell caster that helped me when all hope was lost for me to unite with my ex-boyfriend that I love so much. I had a boyfriend that love me so much but something terrible happen to our relationship one afternoon when his friend that was always trying to get to me was trying to force me to make love to him just because he was been jealous of his friend that i was dating and on the scene my boyfriend just walk in and he thought we had something special doing together, i tried to explain things to him that his friend always do this whenever he is not with me and i always refuse him but i never told him because i did not want the both of them to be enemies to each other but he never believed me. he broke up with me and I tried times without numbers to make him believe me but he never believed me until one day i heard about the DR. AKHERE and I emailed him and he replied to me so kindly and helped me get back my lovely relationship that was already gone for two months. Email him at: or call / WhatsApp: +2349057261346