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Japanese Numbers: How To Count In Japanese

The Japanese number system is simple and straightforward. There are so many words to describe the figures and Spanish (where we have different words for numbers from zero to sixteen and for the tens, twenty, thirty, forty ...). You can notice that many simbols seem to Japanese Numbers, but don't confuse, because they're very different.

Numbers in Japanese

**Japanese numbers - 0 to 20**
**0** 零 / 0 れい / ぜろ *rei / zero***1** 一 いち *ichi***2** 二 に *ni***3** 三 さん *san***4** 四 よん / し *yon / shi***5** 五 ご *go***6** 六 ろく *roku*
**7** 七 なな / しち *nana / shichi***8** 八 はち *hachi***9** 九 きゅう / く *kyū / ku***10** 十 じゅう *jū***11** 十一 じゅういち *jū ichi***12** 十二 じゅうに *jū ni***13** 十三 じゅうさん *jū san*
**14** 十四 じゅうよん *jū yon***15** 十五 じゅうご *jū go***16** 十六 じゅうろく *jū roku***17** 十七 じゅうなな *jū nana***18** 十八 じゅうはち *jū hachi***19** 十九 じゅうきゅう *jū kyū***20** 二十 にじゅう *ni jū*
**Japanese numbers - 21 to 30**
**21** 二十一 にじゅういち *ni jū ichi***22** 二十二 にじゅうに *ni jū ni***23** 二十三 にじゅうさん *ni jū san***24** 二十四 にじゅうよん *ni jū yon***25** 二十五 にじゅう五 *ni jū go*
**26** 二十六 にじゅうろく *ni jū roku***27** 二十七 にじゅうなな *ni jū nana***28** 二十八 にじゅうはち *ni jū hachi***29** 二十九 にじゅうきゅう *ni jū kyū***30** 三十 さんじゅう *san jū*
**Japanese numbers - 40 to 90**
**40**四十よんじゅう*yon jū*
**50**五十ごじゅう*go jū*
**60**六十ろくじゅう*roku jū*
**70**七十ななじゅう*nana jū*
**80**八十はちじゅう*hachi jū*
**90**九十きゅうじゅう*kyū jū*
**Japanese numbers bigger tan 100**
**101**百一ひゃくいち*hyaku ichi*
**200**二百にひゃく*ni hyaku*
**300**三百さんひゃく*san hyaku*
**400**四百よんひゃく*yon hyaku*
**500**五百ごひゃく*go hyaku*
**10001**一万一いちまんいち*ichi man ichi*


  • You may notice that many of the japanese numbers are compositions of the symbols, this is the way to make a number, so if you need a japanese number you can do so systematically.

Here you have a table with the numbers for you better understanding.

**The numbers SŪJI**
1 000*sen*
10 000*man*
100 000十万*jū man*
1 000 000百万*hyaku man*
10 000 000千万*sen man*
100 000 000*oku*
1 000 000 000十億*jū oku*
10 000 000 000百億*hyaku oku*
100 000 000 000千億*sen oku*


  • After this number the japanese language has astronomics unities, this numbers have different termination every four zeros, and their names are: chō (12 zeros), kei (16 zeros), gai (20 zeros), shi (24 zeros), jō (28 zeros), kō (32 zeros), kan (36 zeros), sei(40 zeros), sai (44 zeros), goku (48 zeros), etc.
**Examples of Numbers in Japanese:**
**1,534**一千五百三十四*issen go hyaku san jū yon*
**7,272**七千二百七十二*nana sen ni hyaku nana jū ni*
**378,201**三十七万八千二百一*san jū nana man hassen ni hyaku ichi*
**1'546,789**百五十四万六千七百八十九*hyaku go jū yon man roku sen nana hyaku hachi jū kyu*
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