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How to say Numbers In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
一いちイチ
Pronunciation: ichi
How to Say It Outloud: ee-chee
Usage: Used to signify the number one.
Example Sentence Japanese:私は一つのリンゴを持っています。
Example Sentence English:I have one apple.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
二にニ
Pronunciation: ni
How to Say It Outloud: nee
Usage: Used to signify the number two.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼には二つの選択肢があります。
Example Sentence English:He has two choices.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
三さんサン
Pronunciation: san
How to Say It Outloud: sahn
Usage: Used to signify the number three.
Example Sentence Japanese:私は三冊の本を読みました。
Example Sentence English:I read three books.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
四し / よんシ / ヨン
Pronunciation: shi / yon
How to Say It Outloud: shee / yohn
Usage: Used to signify the number four. Both 'shi' and 'yon' are used, but 'shi' is avoided in some contexts because it is a homonym for 'death'.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼女は四匹の猫を飼っています。
Example Sentence English:She has four cats.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
五ごゴ
Pronunciation: go
How to Say It Outloud: goh
Usage: Used to signify the number five.
Example Sentence Japanese:五人の友達がいます。
Example Sentence English:I have five friends.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
六ろくロク
Pronunciation: roku
How to Say It Outloud: roh-koo
Usage: Used to signify the number six.
Example Sentence Japanese:私は六枚のカードを持っています。
Example Sentence English:I have six cards.
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七しち / ななシチ / ナナ
Pronunciation: shichi / nana
How to Say It Outloud: shee-chee / nah-nah
Usage: Used to signify the number seven. Both 'shichi' and 'nana' are used, but 'shichi' is avoided in some contexts because it is a homonym for 'death'.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼は七歳です。
Example Sentence English:He is seven years old.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
八はちハチ
Pronunciation: hachi
How to Say It Outloud: hah-chee
Usage: Used to signify the number eight.
Example Sentence Japanese:私たちは八時間働きました。
Example Sentence English:We worked for eight hours.
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九きゅう / くキュウ / ク
Pronunciation: kyuu / ku
How to Say It Outloud: kyoo / koo
Usage: Used to signify the number nine. Both 'kyuu' and 'ku' are used, but 'ku' is avoided in some contexts because it is a homonym for 'suffering'.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼には九人の兄弟姉妹がいます。
Example Sentence English:He has nine siblings.
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
十じゅうジュウ
Pronunciation: juu
How to Say It Outloud: joo
Usage: Used to signify the number ten.
Example Sentence Japanese:私は十枚の写真を撮りました。
Example Sentence English:I took ten photos.

Dictionary

すうCommon wordjlpt-n3
Prefix
  • several; a number of
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • quantity; amount
Noun
  • counting; figures; numbers
Noun
  • number; numeral; figure
Noun
  • number
Noun
  • destiny; fate; course of events; trend
第だいCommon wordjlpt-n1
Prefix
  • prefix for forming ordinal numbers
民数記みんすうき
Noun
  • Numbers (book of the Bible)
Wikipedia definition
  • Book of Numbers
ざっとざっとCommon wordjlpt-n3
Adverb (fukushi)
  • roughly; approximately; round about; more or less
Adverb (fukushi)
  • cursorily; briefly; quickly; lightly; roughly
員数いんずうCommon word
Noun
  • (total) number (of people or things); count; quota
計数けいすう
Noun
  • calculation; counting
Noun
  • (dealing with) figures
Noun
  • cardinality
数多くかずおおくCommon word
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Adverb (fukushi)
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • in great numbers
大勢おおぜいCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • crowd of people; great number of people
Adverb (fukushi)
  • in great numbers
号室ごうしつ
Suffix
  • suffix for room numbers; suffix for apartment numbers
号車ごうしゃCommon word
Suffix
  • suffix for train car numbers
衆しゅうCommon wordjlpt-n1
Noun
  • great numbers (of people); numerical superiority; masses
Noun
Noun, used as a suffix
  • people; folk; clique; bunch
少なからずすくなからずCommon word
Adverb (fukushi)
  • considerably; not a little; in no small numbers
数合わせかずあわせ
Noun
  • making the numbers balance; fixing the numbers; number-juggling; making up the numbers (e.g. to form a majority)
圧倒的多数あっとうてきたすう
Noun
  • overwhelming majority
読者数どくしゃすう
Noun
  • number of readers (of a magazine, newspaper, etc.); readership
屯するたむろする
Suru verb - included
Intransitive verb
  • to gather (of people); to assemble; to hang out
Suru verb - included
Intransitive verb
  • to assemble (of troops); to be stationed; to be quartered
多勢たぜい
Noun
  • great numbers; numerical superiority
番号帳ばんごうちょう
Noun
  • directory or book of numbers (e.g. telephone nos)
輩出はいしゅつCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
Intransitive verb
  • producing (people) in great numbers; appearing one after the other
素数そすう
Noun
  • prime number
Wikipedia definition
  • Prime number

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