Numbers – Count your Lucky Stars

One of the first things you learn in any language, so they must be useful for something? Below I’ve written a number of numbers, given the Romaji, and Kanji rather than Hiragana. Once you get to 11, you use the word for 10 and the word for 1. 12 is the number for 10 and for 2 and so on. When you get to 21, it would be the words for 2, then 10, then 1. Two tens and a one, pretty simple, yes? And the pattern continues.

1 – ichi –            11 – juuichi –  十一
2 – ni –  二                                      12 – juuni –  十二
3 – san –  三                                   13 – juusan –  十三
4 – yon –  四                                   Etc….
5 – go –  五                                     20 – nijuu –  二十
6 – roku –  六                                 21 – nijuuichi –  二十一
7 – nana –  七                                 Etc….
8 – hachi – 
9 – ku –  九                                   100 – hyaku –  
10 – juu –  十                                 1000 – sen –  

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