Numbers are a great place to begin your journey into the Japanese language. Start by learning the numbers from 1 to 10, then 11 to 20, 21 to 100 and so on. Pay attention to the recurring patterns that will help you form any number above one hundred easily!

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Video: How to Read and Write Numbers 1 to 10 in Japanese

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Vocabulary

Numbers from 0 to 10

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
0zero0zero
1one1ichi
2two2ni
3three3san
4four4yon
5five5go
6six6roku
7seven7nana
8eight8hachi
9nine9kyuu
10ten10jyuu

Numbers from 11 to 100

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
11eleven11jyuuichi
12twelve12jyuuni
13thirteen13jyuusan
14fourteen14jyuuyon
15fifteen15jyuugo
16sixteen16jyuuroku
17seventeen17jyuunana
18eighteen18jyuuhachi
19nineteen19jyuukyuu
20twenty20nijyuu
21twenty-one21nijyuuichi
30thirty30sanjyuu
40fourty40yonjyuu
50fifty50gojyuu
60sixty60rokujyuu
70seventy70nanajyuu
80eighty80hachijyuu
90ninety90kyuujyuu
100one hundred100hyaku

Numbers from 101 to 1,000,000

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
101one hundred and one101hyakuichi
200two hundred200nihyaku
300three hundred300sanbyaku
400four hundred400yonhyaku
500five hundred500gohyaku
600six hundred600roppyaku
700seven hundred700nanahyaku
800eight hundred800happyaku
900nine hundred900kyuuhyaku
1000one thousand1000sen
2000two thousand2000nisen
3000three thousand3000sanzen
5000five thousand5000gosen
100000one hundred thousand100000jyuuman
1000000one million1000000hyakuman
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