Counting in Japanese

As a traditional karate dojo, we practice the culture associated with the Okinawan roots of our style. This includes counting in Japanese!

Don’t worry, it is easy enough with a little practice, and here’s a little something to help out:

NumberJapaneseSounds Like...Kanji Symbol
1Ichiitch-e
2Niknee
3Sansahn
4Shishe
5Gogo
6Rokurow-kuh
7Sheechiseech-e
8Hachihah-tch-e
9Kyuuk-yoo
10Juujoo

To hear these numbers out loud, visit Lingo’s Japanese Numbers page and click on the “Play” button next to the number you want to hear.

Check out our Common Japanese Phrases page to learn some more!

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