Japanese Numbers from 1-100. EASY Guide.

Are you learning to count numbers in Japanese?

Want the whole rundown from 1 to 100? Then you’ll want this guide. Here, you learn the numbers from 1 to 100. Plus, all the rules that help you understand how they work.

So, here’s how you can use this Japanese numbers guide:

  • Print it and keep it for yourself
  • Read the numbers out loud (or repeat as you hear them)
  • Come back to this page and review often (no-one learns everything 100% on the first try)
Want to learn how to read and write Japanese? Download your free Japanese Alphabet worksheet here.

And away we go…

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A. Japanese Numbers 0 to 10

The first numbers from 0 to 10 in Japanese form the basis of all the numbers up to ninety-nine. If you memorize these, it will make it very easy to remember how to form the rest of the Japanese numbers numbers.

  • It’s important to note that the Japanese words for four, seven, and nine have two ways of reading them. Don’t worry about the difference just yet.
0zerozero (ゼロ)
1oneichi (一)
2twoni (二)
3threesan (三)
4fourshi/yon (四)
5fivego (五)
6sixroku (六)
7sevenshichi/nana (七)
8eighthachi (八)
9ninekyuu/ku (九)
10tenjuu (十)

B. Japanese Numbers 11-19

For the numbers 11-19 simply add ten or juu (十) in front of the number. In this way, it is even easier than English numbers. For example, you just have to put together ten and one to make eleven. 

11elevenjuu ichi (十一)
12twelvejuu ni (十二)
13thirteenjuu san (十三)
14fourteenjuu shi/yon (十四)
15fifteenjuu go (十五)
16sixteenjuu roku (十六)
17seventeenjuu shichi/nana (十七)
18eighteenjuu hachi (十八)
19nineteenjuu kyuu/ku (十九)


C. Japanese Numbers 20-29

The numbers from 20-29 follow similar rules as in 10 -19. However, for 20 you must put two or ni (二) before the ten or juu (十) to make it twenty. For the rest of the numbers from 21-29 simply put a ni (二) in front of the numbers from 1-9.

20twentyni juu (二十)
21twenty-oneni juu ichi (二十一)
22twenty-twoni juu ni (二十二)
23twenty-threeni juu san (十三)
24twenty-fourni juu shi/yon (十四)
25twenty-fiveni juu go (十五)
26twenty-sixni juu roku (十六)
27twenty-sevenni juu shichi/nana (十七)
28twenty-eightni juu hachi (十八)
29twenty-nineni juu kyuu/ku (十九)

D. Numbers 30-39

For the numbers from 31-39 simply add san (三) or three in front of every number from 1-9. Thirty is formed similarly to twenty by adding a san (三) or three in front of (十) juu or ten.

30thirtysan juu (三十)
31thirty-onesan juu ichi (三十一)
32thirty-twosan juu ni (三十二)
33thirty-threesan juu san (十三)
34thirty-foursan juu shi/yon (十四)
35thirty-fivesan juu go (十五)
36thirty-sixsan juu roku (十六)
37thirty-sevensan juu shichi/nana (十七)
38thirty-eightsan juu hachi (十八)
39thirty-ninesan juu kyuu/ku (十九)

E. Numbers 40-49

For numbers from 40-49, just add yon (四) or four in front of each number. Although four can be pronounced in two different ways, it is generally yon in these numbers.

40fortyyon juu (四十)
41forty-oneyon juu ichi (四十一)
42forty-twoyon juu ni (四十二)
43forty-threeyon juu san (十三)
44forty-fouryon juu yon (十四)
45forty-fiveyon juu go (十五)
46forty-sixyon juu roku (十六)
47forty-sevenyon juu shichi/nana (十七)
48forty-eightyon juu hachi (十八)
49forty-nineyon juu kyuu/ku (十九)

F. Numbers 50-59

For these numbers simply add a go (五) or five in front of each single digit number from 1-9. For fifty, put a go (五) or five in front of juu (十) or ten.

50fiftygo juu (五十)
51fifty-onego juu ichi (五十一)
52fifty-twogo juu ni (五十二)
53fifty-threego juu san (十三)
54fifty-fourgo juu shi/yon (十四)
55fifty-fivego juu go (十五)
56fifty-sixgo juu roku (十六)
57fifty-sevengo juu shichi/nana (十七)
58fifty-eightgo juu hachi (十八)
59fifty-ninego juu kyuu/ku (十九)

G. Numbers 60-69

These numbers follow the same rules as 50-59 except that there is a roku (六) or six placed in front of each number.

60sixtyroku juu (六十)
61sixty-oneroku juu ichi (六十一)
62sixty-tworoku juu ni (六十二)
63sixty-threeroku juu san (十三)
64sixty-fourroku juu shi/yon (十四)
65sixty-fiveroku juu go (十五)
66sixty-sixroku juu roku (十六)
67sixty-sevenroku juu shichi/nana (十七)
68sixty-eightroku juu hachi (十八)
69sixty-nineroku juu kyuu/ku (十九)

H. Numbers 70-79

For numbers 70 – 70, just remember to add a nana (七) or seven in the front part of each number. Although seven has two pronunciations, it is used as nana in these cases.

70seventynana juu (七十)
71seventy-onenana juu ichi (七十一)
72seventy-twonana juu ni (七十二)
73seventy-threenana juu san (十三)
74seventy-fournana juu shi/yon (十四)
75seventy-fivenana juu go (十五)
76seventy-sixnana juu roku (十六)
77seventy-sevennana juu shichi/nana (十七)
78seventy-eightnana juu hachi (十八)
79seventy-ninenana juu kyuu/ku (十九)

I. Numbers 80-89

These numbers follows the same rules as previous numbers, except that there is a hachi (八) or eight placed in front of each number.

80eightyhachi juu (八十)
81eighty-onehachi juu ichi (八十一)
82eighty-twohachi juu ni (八十二)
83eighty-threehachi juu san (十三)
84eighty-fourhachi juu shi/yon (十四)
85eighty-fivehachi juu go (十五)
86eighty-sixhachi juu roku (十六)
87eighty-sevenhachi juu shichi/nana (十七)
88eighty-eighthachi juu hachi (十八)
89eighty-ninehachi juu kyuu/ku (十九)

J. Numbers 90-100

The numbers 90-100 are straightforward and follow the same pattern as previous numbers. Simply add a kyuu (九) or nine in front of each number. Although nine can be pronounced kyuu or ku, it is used as kyuu for these numbers. One hundred is the only completely new number that has to be memorized.

90ninetykyuu juu (九十)
91ninety-onekyuu juu ichi (九十一)
92ninety-twokyuu juu ni (九十二)
93ninety-threekyuu juu san (十三)
94ninety-fourkyuu juu shi/yon (十四)
95ninety-fivekyuu juu go (十五)
96ninety-sixkyuu juu roku (十六)
97ninety-sevenkyuu juu shichi/nana (十七)
98ninety-eightkyuu juu hachi (十八)
99ninety-ninekyuu juu kyuu/ku (十九)
100one hundredhyaku (百)


Now you know your Japanese numbers. Well, hopefully. Remember, no-one learns everything on the first try — not even geniuses. All it is is practice.

So, review, review, review, and say these numbers out loud. Print this page out loud and refer to it as much as possible. Eventually, you wont need it and you’ll master the numbers.

– The Main Lingua Junkie

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