Japanese Numbers

This page is about numbers in Japanese. Including the cardinal (counting) and ordinal (order) numbers. Each of which is used in a different situation.

One: 一 or 1
Two: ニ or 2
Three: 三 or 3
Four: 四 or 4
Five: 五 or 5
Six: 六 or 6
Seven: 七 or 7
Eight: 八 or 8
Nine: 九 or 9
Ten: 十 or 10
Eleven: 十一 or 11
juu ichi
Twelve: 十二 or 12
juu ni
Thirteen: 十三 or 13
juu san
Fourteen: 十四 or 14
juu yon
Fifteen: 十五 or 15
juu go
Sixteen: 十六 or 16
juu roku
Seventeen: 十七 or 17
juu nana
Eighteen: 十八 or 18
juu hachi
Nineteen: 十九 or 19
juu kyuu
Twenty: 二十 or 20
ni juu
Thirty three: 二十三 or 23
nijuu san
One hundred: 三十 or 30
san juu
Three hundred and sixty: 三百六十 or 360
san byaku rokujuu
One thousand: 一千 or 1000
issen or sen

Here are some examples in Japanese for the cardinal numbers above.

Two thousand and fourteen: 二千四十2,040
nisen yon juu
One million: 百万 or 100万
hyaku man
I'm thirty years old: 私は30才です。
Kare wa 30 sai desu.
I have 2 sisters and one brother: 私には二人の女の子と一人の男の子がいます。
Watasi niwa futari no onna no ko to hitori no okoko no ko ga imasu.

Now we move on to the ordinal numbers, which helps us organize things by order or rank.

First: 1番
Second: 2番
ni ban
Third: 3番
san ban
Fourth: 4番
yon ban
Fifth: 5番
go ban
Sixth: 6番
roku ban
Seventh: 7番
nana ban
Eighth: 8番
hachi ban
Ninth: 9番
kyuu ban
Tenth: 10番
juu ban
Eleventh: 11番
juu ichi ban
Twelfth: 12番
juu ni ban
Thirteenth: 13番
juu san ban
Fourteenth: 14番
juu yon ban
Fifteenth: 15番
juu go ban
Sixteenth: 16番
juu roku ban
Seventeenth: 17番
juu nana ban
Eighteenth: 18番
juu hachi ban
Nineteenth: 19番
juu kyuu ban
Twentieth: 20番
niyuu ban

And here are a couple sentences related to the ordinal numbers above.

English is my first language: 英語は私の母国語です。
Eigo wa watashi no bokokugo desu.
Her second language is Spanish: 彼女の第二外国語はスペイン語です。
Kanojo no daini gaikokugo wa Supeingo desu.
Once: 1回
Twice: 2回
ni kai

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