Audio file for how to say 1 to 10 (one to ten) in Japanese
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Pronunciation and Meaning
いち (ichi) = 1
に (ni) = 2
さん (san) = 3
し (shi) よん (yon) = 4
ご(go) = 5
ろく(roku) = 6
しち (shichi) なな (nana) = 7
はち (hachi) = 8
きゅう (kyu) = 9
じゅう (jyu) = 10
Two different ways to pronounce the numbers in Japanese.
What are the difference?
し (shi) /よん (yon) = 4しち (shichi) なな (nana) = 7
漢音 (かんおん/kan on) and 和音(わおん/wa on)
Some Kanji (Chinese) characters used in Japanese can have two or more different pronunciation.
Commonly, one pronunciation sounds similar to Chinese and it is called 漢音(かんおん/kan on). This is because the Kanji characters are derived from China.
The other pronunciation is an original Japanese and this is called 和音(わおん/wa on). The way it is pronounced has no resemblance to Chinese in most cases.