# [Studying Japanese: How to read numbers from 1 to 20 in Japanese]

Good evening! It was the new week.

Let’s study the “How to read numbers” in Japanese today! This time, it is up to “1 to 20”.

If a rules is memorize, it’s easy!
Here we go! lesson!

At first, it is from how to read from 1 to 10.

1 = ichi (one)
2 = ni (two)
3 = san (three)
4 = shi (four)
5 = go (five)
6 = roku (six)
7 = shichi (seven)
8 = hachi (eight)
9 = kyuu (nine)
10 = jyuu (ten)

Next is the way of reading from 11 to 20.
11 = jyuu-ichi (eleven)
12 = jyuu-ni (twelve)
13 = jyuu-san (thirteen)
14 = jyuu-shi (fourteen)
15 = jyuu-go (fourteen)
16 = jyuu-roku (sixteen)
17 = jyuu-shichi (seventeen)
18 = jyuu-hachi (eighteen)
19 = jyuu-kyuu (nineteen)
20 = ni-jyuu (twenty)

Well, there are rules to read figures greater than 10.
It just adds a number after “jyuu” (10) like “11 = Jyuu + ichi”, “12 = jyuu + ni”.
As in English, ’10’ does not become ‘teen’.
In addition, we do not have how to read distinction like “eleven, twelve”.
“Jyuu (10)” will be used as “jyuu (10)”.

If you learn this rule, the Japanese number is easily readable!

So you’ll try it out!