Japanese SUSHI

Lesson1 Japanese Numbers (advanced)

2017/03/01

Are you satisfied with Japanese grammar textbook? If you are not, Check it this!!

Today I'll teach you how to count from 1 to 10.

0 - 10

Japanese Reading Number
0 (ゼロ/零) zero 0
1 (一) ichi 1
2 (二) ni 2
3 (三) san 3
4 (四) yon 4
5 (五) go 5
6 (六) roku 6
7 (七) nana 7
8 (八) hachi 8
9 (九) kyū 9
10(十) 10

I give you some example to use numbers.

Ex:

-りんご8個ください Ringo hachi-ko kudasai.(hat-ko kudasai:both patterns are ok)

I would like to have 8 apples.

※個 is a kind of unit.If you count some products or items,it adds after number.

-めだか5匹ください medaka go-hiki kudasai.

I would like to have 5 rice-fish.

※匹 is a kind of unit.If you count animal or insects,it adds after number.

Until this part, this is a basic grammar part.So everyone knows.On conversation, you had better use 個 if you wander which unit you should use.Most Japanese people can understand what you want to say.

You wanna become sushi freak? I'll give you special tips. Read these below!!

0 - 10 貫(kan)

Japanese Reading Number
0 (ゼロ/零)1 zero 0
1 (一) it-kan 1
2 (二) ni-kan 2
3 (三) san-kan 3
4 (四) yon-kan 4
5 (五) go-kan 5
6 (六) roku-kan 6
7 (七) nana-kan 7
8 (八) hachi-kan(hat-kan) 8
9 (九) kyū-kan 9
10(十) jut-kan 10

Have you ever heard "貫"? Native Japanese use this unit if you count SUSHI.Some Japanese use 個 but this is grammatically wrong.

Basically it has 2 sushi on the dish. we count 1貫.Just imagine a pair of shoes!! Same counting way :SUISHI = Shoes.

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Ex:

-まぐろ8貫ください maguro hachi-kan kudasai.

I would like to have 8 pair of tuna sushi.

※貫 is a kind of unit.If you count SUSHI,it adds after number.

0 - 10 皿(sara)

Japanese Reading Number
0 (ゼロ/零)1 zero 0
1 (一) it-kan 1
2 (二) ni-kan 2
3 (三) san-kan 3
4 (四) yon-kan 4
5 (五) go-kan 5
6 (六) roku-kan 6
7 (七) nana-kan 7
8 (八) hachi-kan(hat-kan) 8
9 (九) kyū-kan 9
10(十) jut-kan 10

Have you ever heard "皿"? In English,sara can be name.But in Japan,we use this unit if you count dish.

Ex:

-まぐろ4皿ください maguro yon-sara kudasai.

I would like to have 4 tuna dish.

※皿 is a kind of unit.If you count dish,it adds after number.

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