In this lesson, we will study Japanese numbers. Let's start with one through ten. | |

rei or zero |
zero |

Note that several of the numbers have two pronunciations. Each pronunciation is used in specific situations. Sometimes either pronunciation is acceptable. | |

The numbers from 11 to 19 are formed by putting the appropriate number after ten. Thus 11 is juu + ichi = juuichi. | |

juu-ichi | 11 |

20 - 90The numbers from 20 to 90 are formed by putting the appropriate number before ten. Thus 20 is ni + juu = nijuu. Think of it like saying 'two tens.' | |

ni-juu san-juu yon-juu go-juu roku-juu nana-juu hachi-juu kyuu-juu | twenty thirty fourty (Not shi-juu) fifty sixty seventy eighty ninety (Not ku-juu) |

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san-juu-ni |
32 |

100 - 900One hundred is | |

nihyaku sanbyaku yonhyaku gohyaku roppyaku nanahyaku happyaku kyuuhyaku | 200 |

Note the exceptions in pronunciation for the numbers with asterisks. | |

sen | thousand ten thousand hundred thousand million ten million hundred million |

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