## COUNTING IN JAPANESE

In order to learn count up to ninety-nine all you really need to know are the Japanese terms for the numbers 1 through 10 - after that it is just a matter of remembering to combine these numbers in a specific sequence to get the desired result.

The numbers from one to ten are pronounced as follows:

"10 plus 1"

The numbers from one to ten are pronounced as follows:

**one - ichi**

two - ni

three - san

four - shi

five - go

six - roku

seven - shichi

eight - hachi

nine - kyu

ten - ju

Above ten the numbers are pronounced differently: for example the number 11 in Japanese is translated astwo - ni

three - san

four - shi

five - go

six - roku

seven - shichi

eight - hachi

nine - kyu

ten - ju

"10 plus 1"

**eleven - ju ichi**

twelve - ju ni

thirteen - ju san

fourteen - ju shi

fifteen - ju go

sixteen - ju roku

seventeen - ju shichi

eighteen - ju hachi

nineteen - ju kyu

twenty - ni ju

Above the number twenty the numbers are again pronounced in a slightly different manner. For example the number 20 in Japanese translates as "2 - 10's" and continuing on therefore, the number 21 would be considered as "2 - 10's plus 1" twenty ni ju twenty-one ni juichi twenty-two ni juni and so on - all the way up to the number 99. For example the number 56 would be "5 - 10's plus 6" - or - "gojuroku" - the number 61 would then be "6 - 10's plus 1" - or - "rokujuichi" and so on and so on. The number 100 is pronounced as "hyaku" so counting above 100 is basically just a matter of adding the word "hyaku" in the appropriate place and then following the same general principle for example the number 150 is pronounced as "hyakugoju".twelve - ju ni

thirteen - ju san

fourteen - ju shi

fifteen - ju go

sixteen - ju roku

seventeen - ju shichi

eighteen - ju hachi

nineteen - ju kyu

twenty - ni ju