Spell Numbers 1-100 In Japanese Words

To write and remember the correct spelling of Japanese numbers from 1 to 100 you better learn the language rules for writing numbers into Japanese words.

Numbers from 1 to 10 are mostly unique words that should be remembered. Two-digit numbers (with the exception of 10) are formed simply by adding 'ju ' and the rest.

In Japanese the larger one is always designated first, so also in the numbers. To form any number, simply put the numbers together, such as 'ni-ju ni' (22), 'hachi-ju yon' (84), or 'san-ju san' (33). It is important to note the three irregularities at 3, 6 and 8 exist.

In order to put together arbitrary numbers one proceeds to the same known pattern as with the three-digit one:starting with the big and going smaller(an example 'hyaku san-ju go'=135).

The problem with Japanese numbers is that while the numbers are fairly simple, they are not too useful. As soon as you try to count something, you need additional counting words and sometimes even your own numbering. The name of three is 'san', but 'three bottles' is san-bon, 'three glasses' is 'san-bai' and so on. If you do not know the count word, you can use the all-Japanese number range up to 10.
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