Here’s how to count to ten in Japanese:

1. one — ichi 一
2. two — ni 二
3. three — san 三
4. four — shi; yon 四
5. five — go 五
6. six — roku 六
7. seven — shichi; nana 七
8. eight — hachi 八
9. nine — kyu; ku 九
10. ten — juu 十

Bonus number: zero — rei 零

Here’s another video of the Japanese numbers one to ten. It’s not by a native speaker, but she has some good mnemonics to help you learn them.

This part was easy. But counting and numbers in Japanese is anything but. If you want to learn more — and make your head explode! — here’s a nice explanation of the Japanese number system at LearnJapanese.

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