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Japanese Numbers from 1 to 10. Hello welcome back to Hiroko’s one point Japanese lessons. In just a few minutes, you are going to master the Japanese numbers from 1 to 10. Japanese numbers are very easy once you know the numbers from 1 to 10. This lesson is critical. So let’s get started. いち。い、ち。一。 (Ichi. I, chi. Ichi.) に。 (Ni.) さん。さ、ん。さん。 (San. Sa, n. San.) よん。よ、ん。四。 (Yon. yo, n. Yon.) or し。 (Shi.) ご。 (Go.) ろく。ろ、く。六。 (Roku. Ro, ku. Roku.) なな。な、な。七。 (Nana. Na, na. Nana.) or しち。し、ち。七。 (Shichi. Shi, chi. Shichi.) はち。は、ち。八。 (Hachi. Ha, chi. Hachi.) きゅう。きゅ、う。九。 (Kyū. Kyu, u. Kyū.) じゅう。じゅ、う。十。 (Jū. Ju, u. Jū.) Okay now repeat after me. I will say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one. いち、一. (Ichi, ichi.) に、二. (Ni, ni.) さん、三. (San, san.) よん、四. (yon, yon.) or し、四. (Shi, shi.) ご、五. (Go, go.) ろく、六. (Roku, roku.) しち、七. (Shichi, shichi.) or なな、七. (Nana, nana.) はち、八. (Hachi, hachi.) きゅう、九。 (Kyū, kyū.) じゅう、十. (jū, jū.) Great job. Now it’s time for Hiroko’s tip. Japanese kids usually learn their times table using rhythm like this. にいちがに。 (Niichi ga ni.) ににがし。 (Nini ga shi.) にさんがろく。 (Nisan ga roku.) にしがはち。 (Nishi ga hachi.) にごじゅう。 (Nigo jū.) Okay let’s recap with practice. I will say a number in English and you will say the number in Japanese, ready? 10 じゅう。 (Jū.) 9 きゅう。 (Kyū) 8 はち。 (Hachi.) 7 なな。 (Nana.) or しち。 (Shichi.) 6 ろく。 (Roku.) 5 ご。 (Go.) 4 し。 (Shi.) or よん。 (Yon.) 3 さん。 (San.) 2 に。 (Ni.) 1 いち。 (Ichi.) Great job. Now you’ve mastered Japanese numbers from 1 to 10. In the next lesson, you are going to learn the Japanese numbers from 11 to 19.

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みなさん,

いち、に、さん… Now you can count to 10 in Japanese!

November 2nd, 2017 at 10:51 pm
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Hi Maxwell.,
Thank you for your comment!

There is a coloquial counting system from one to ten in Japanese and it goes “hito-tsu, futa-tsu, mi-ttsu, yo-ttsu…”. It is said that “yon(4)” and “nana(7)” came from the system originally.
“Shichi(7)” is easy to mishear for “ichi(1)” and also “shi(4)” is similar to “shichi(7)”. Thay say that’s why people sometimes use “yon(4)” and “nana(7)” instead.
Those are not interchangeable in most situations, especially when it comes with a counter suffix.

For example,
shi-gatsu =April / shichi-gatsu =July
yo-nin = four people / shichi-nin or nana-nin =seven people

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Maxwell.
October 26th, 2017 at 10:33 am
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Hajime Mashite, Maxwell Desu.

Why do 4 and 7 have two names? Are these two names completely interchangeable, or is one more common in counting or in some other situation, and why?

Arigatou!

October 16th, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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Hi “Nutella & Me”

Thank you very much for posting!

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hi

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Hi Dania,
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October 14th, 2017 at 8:52 pm
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May I ask why some numbers have two ways of designating them?
And which one is the most common description?

E.g. 4 =Yon but also Shi ; which one is more common when counting?
And so on…
Thank you for clarifying!

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