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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