Counting in Japanese

Counting in Japanese can provide interesting problems to the beginning student.

Counting is a basic skill someone develops as a child and it can sometimes be hard to overcome many years of learning how to count in their native language then suddenly have to comprehend numbers spoken in another language. However counting in Japanese is actually very easy and once you have learned how to count to 10 in Japanese you have actually gain the knowledge needed to count to 100.

EnglishJapanese
oneichi
twoni
threesan
fourshi (yon)
fivego
sixroku
sevenshishi (nana)
eighthachi
nineku (kyu)
tenju
elevenjuichi
twelvejuni
thirteenjusan
fourteenjushi (juyon)
fifteenjugo
sixteenjoruku
seventeenjushichi (junana)
eighteenjuhachi
nineteenjuku (jukyu)
twentyniju
thirtysanju
fortyyonju
fiftygoju
sixtyrokuju
seventynanju
eightyhachiju
ninetykuju
one hundredhyaku

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