Math Fun: How to Count in Japanese

I am currently in Japan, so I thought that maybe I should share to you a little bit of Japanese mathematics. Counting is Japanese is easy. Try if you can see the pattern below.

How to Count in Japanese

1 to 10: ichi (1), ni (2), san (3), yon/shi (4), go (5), roku (6), nana/shichi (7), hachi (8), kyuu/kuu (9), juu/too (10).

11 to 20: juu ichi (11), juu ni (12), juu san (13), juu yon (14), juu go (15), juu roku (16), juu nana (17), juu hachi (18), juu kyuu (19), ni juu.

21 to 30: ni juu ichi (21), ni juu ni (22), ni juu san (23), and so on.

30 – 90 by tens: san juu (30), yon juu (40), go juu (50), roku juu (60), nana juu (70), hachi juu (80), kyuu juu (90)

100 – 900 by hundreds: hyaku (100), ni hyaku (200), sanbyaku (300), yon hyaku (400), go hyaku (500), roppyaku (600), nana hyaku (700), happyaku (800), kuu hyaku (900)

1000: sen

Examples:

28: ni juu hachi

67: roku nana or roku shichi

135: hyaku san juu go

1765: sen nana roku juu go

I hope you enjoyed learning how to count in Japanese. 🙂

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