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
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
0zeroぜろzero
1oneいちichi
2twoni
3threeさんsan
4fourよん/しyon/shi
5fivego
6sixろくroku
7sevenなな/しちnana/shichi
8eightはちhachi
9nineきゅうkyuu
10tenじゅうjyuu

Numbers from 11 to 100

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
11eleven十一じゅういちjyuuichi
12twelve十二じゅうにjyuuni
13thirteen十三じゅうさんjyuusan
14fourteen十四じゅうよん
じゅうし
jyuuyon
jyuushi

15fifteen十五じゅうごjyuugo
16sixteen十六じゅうろくjyuuroku
17seventeen十七じゅうなな
じゅうしち
jyuunana
jyuushichi

18eighteen十八じゅうはちjyuuhachi
19nineteen十九じゅうきゅうjyuukyuu
20twenty二十にじゅうnijyuu
21twenty-one二十一にじゅういちnijyuuichi
30thirty三十さんじゅうsanjyuu
40fourty四十よんじゅうyonjyuu
50fifty五十ごじゅうgojyuu
60sixty六十ろくじゅうrokujyuu
70seventy七十ななじゅうnanajyuu
80eighty八十はちじゅうhachijyuu
90ninety九十きゅうじゅうkyuujyuu
100one hundredひゃくhyaku

Numbers from 101 to 1,000,000

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
101one hundred and one百一ひゃくいちhyakuichi
200two hundred二百にひゃくnihyaku
300three hundred三百さんびゃくsanbyaku
400four hundred四百よんひゃくyonhyaku
500five hundred五百ごひゃくgohyaku
600six hundred六百ろっぴゃくroppyaku
700seven hundred七百ななひゃくnanahyaku
800eight hundred八百はっぴゃくhappyaku
900nine hundred九百きゅうひゃくkyuuhyaku
1000one thousandせんsen
2000two thousand二千にせんnisen
3000three thousand三千さんぜんsanzen
5000five thousand五千ごせんgosen
100000one hundred thousand十万じゅうまんjyuuman
1000000one million百万ひゃくまんhyakuman

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