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Jul 30, 2018

Counting numbers in Japanese


In the previous article, I showed you greetings used when you say good bye.
  Greetings - How to say goodbye in Japanese >>



In this article, let's check how to count numbers!


Basic pronunciation for numbers are below:

Number Pronunciation
0 zero
1 ichi
2 ni
3 san
4 yon
5 go
6 roku
7 nana
8 hachi
9 kyu
10 jyu

If you remember the numbers above, from 0 to 10, it is so useful!


There are some cases where the pronunciation changes, like '0 (rei)', '7 (shichi)', '10 (tou)', and so on.
But for now, you don't need to care about these cases.
It is enough for you to remember the basic pronunciations above.



Do you want to know more numbers?



OK!

Before we check larger numbers, you should remember the table below:

Number Pronunciation
10 jyu
20 ni-jyu
30 san-jyu
40 yon-jyu
50 go-jyu
60 roku-jyu
70 nana-jyu
80 hachi-jyu
90 kyu-jyu
100 hyaku
110 hyaku-jyu
120 hyaku-ni-jyu
130 hyaku-san-jyu

As you can know from the table above, the important items are '10 (jyu)' and '100 (hyaku)'.



After you remember the table above, let's check more detailed examples below!


I think if you look at the tables below, you can understand the rule to count numbers in Japanese.

Number Pronunciation
1 ichi
2 ni
3 san
4 yon
5 go
6 roku
7 nana
8 hachi
9 kyu
10 jyu
11 jyu-ichi
12 jyu-ni
13 jyu-san
14 jyu-yon
15 jyu-go
16 jyu-roku
17 jyu-nana
18 jyu-hachi
19 jyu-kyu
20 ni-jyu
21 ni-jyu-ichi
22 ni-jyu-ni
23 ni-jyu-san
24 ni-jyu-yon
25 ni-jyu-go
26 ni-jyu-roku
27 ni-jyu-nana
28 ni-jyu-hachi
29 ni-jyu-kyu
30 san-jyu
31 san-jyu-ichi
32 san-jyu-ni
33 san-jyu-san
34 san-jyu-yon
35 san-jyu-go
36 san-jyu-roku
37 san-jyu-nana
38 san-jyu-hachi
39 san-jyu-kyu
40 yon-jyu
50 go-jyu
60 roku-jyu
70 nana-jyu
80 hachi-jyu
90 kyu-jyu
91 kyu-jyu-ichi
92 kyu-jyu-ni
93 kyu-jyu-san
94 kyu-jyu-yon
95 kyu-jyu-go
96 kyu-jyu-roku
97 kyu-jyu-nana
98 kyu-jyu-hachi
99 kyu-jyu-kyu
100 hyaku
101 hyaku-ichi
102 hyaku-ni
103 hyaku-san
104 hyaku-yon
105 hyaku-go
106 hyaku-roku
107 hyaku-nana
108 hyaku-hachi
109 hyaku-kyu
110 hyaku-jyu
111 hyaku-jyu-ichi
112 hyaku-jyu-ni
113 hyaku-jyu-san
114 hyaku-jyu-yon
115 hyaku-jyu-go
116 hyaku-jyu-roku
117 hyaku-jyu-nana
118 hyaku-jyu-hachi
119 hyaku-jyu-kyu
120 hyaku-ni-jyu
121 hyaku-ni-jyu-ichi
200 ni-hyaku
1000 sen
2000 ni-sen
2468 ni-sen-yon-hyaku-roku-jyu-hachi


Did you understand how to count numbers?


If there are questions, please write comments at the lower part of this page!


In the next article, I will explain how to say months in Japanese.
When we explain months, Japanese people use the numbers we learned today.
  Months >>


I hope this article helps you study Japanese!
Thank you for reading!


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