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Japanese Numbers 1 – 20 with video Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in Grammar

If you’re new to Japanese, we’ve created this simple table of Japanese numbers from 1 to 20 just for you. We’ve also included a video with voice pronunciation. Listen to it a few times, and make sure to practice saying the words out loud too; this will really help you retain the information.

When you’re ready to learn more numbers, check out our Japanese Numbers 1 – 100 post!


0 ぜろ、れい Zero, rei
1 いち Ichi
2 Ni
3 さん San
4 よん、し Yon, shi
5 Go
6 ろく Roku
7 しち、なな Shichi, nana
8 はち Hachi
9 きゅう、く Kyû, ku
10 じゅう
11 十一 じゅういち Jû-ichi
12 十二 じゅうに Jû-ni
13 十三 じゅうさん Jû-san
14 十四 じゅうよん、じゅうし Jû-yon, jû-shi
15 十五 じゅうご Jû-go
16 十六 じゅうろく Jû-roku
17 十七 じゅうしち、じゅうなな Jû-shichi, jû-nana
18 十八 じゅうはち Jû-hachi
19 十九 じゅうきゅう Jû-kyû
20 二十 にじゅう Ni-jû

And here’s the video, with pronunciations:

Happy language learning!

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  1. chalmersensei:

    Would like to see KANJI numbers together with numerals.
    Authentic Japanese voice – good!