On Numbers

beginner Japanese vocabulary

Numbers 1-10

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The 'Chinese' Numbers are used for general counting above ten and with counters.
The 'Japanese' Numbers are used for general counting 1-10 but not with counters.

Chinese Numbers



ichi

One



ni

Two



san

Three



shi

yon

Four (two pronunciations)



go

Five



roku

Six



shichi

nana

Seven



hachi

Eight



kyuu

ku

Nine



juu

Ten

Japanese Numbers

一つ

hitotsu

One

二つ

futatsu

Two

三つ

mittsu

Three

四つ

yottsu

Four

五つ

itsutsu

Five

六つ

muttsu

Six

七つ