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Lesson 69: Numbers from 11 to 99


Numbers above 10 are normally written in Western Arabic numerals for conciseness. However, in this course we will use the traditional way of writing numbers with kanji, because this will give you more practice. The way we count in Japanese resembles the way we count in English, but is more regular, as you can see when looking at the table below.

11じゅう いち
zyuu iti
19じゅう きゅう
zyuu kyuu
nizyuu go
48よんじゅう はち
yonzyuu hati
rokuzyuu ni
73ななじゅう さん
nanazyuu san

Note that forty is よんじゅう and not じゅう, and seventy is ななじゅう and not しちじゅう.

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