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# Kanji Numbers 1 To 10

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### Kanji Numbers 1 To 10

1. 1. Kanji: Numbers 1 Through 10 By Jeremiah Bourque http:// learnoutlive.com/japanese
2. 2. 一 <ul><li>Core Meaning: One </li></ul><ul><li>ON: イチ (ichi) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: ひとつ (hitotsu) </li></ul><ul><li>一々 (ichiichi): One by one, separately </li></ul><ul><li>一つ (hitotsu): “One,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>一員 (ichiin): A single member (of an organization). </li></ul>
3. 3. 二 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Two </li></ul><ul><li>ON: 二 (ni) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: ふたつ (futatsu) </li></ul><ul><li>二つ (futatsu): “Two,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>二位 (nii): Two + place = second place. </li></ul><ul><li>二回 (nikai): Two + times around = twice </li></ul>
4. 4. 三 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Three </li></ul><ul><li>ON: サン (san) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: みつ (mitsu) </li></ul><ul><li>三つ (mittsu): “Three,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>三つ組 (mitsugumi): 3 + set = set of three </li></ul><ul><li>三猿 (mizaru): Three + monkey = the Three Wise Monkeys, who neither see, hear, nor speak evil </li></ul>
5. 5. 四 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Four </li></ul><ul><li>ON: シ </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: よ、よん (yo, yon) </li></ul><ul><li>四つ (yottsu): “Four,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>四角 (shikaku): Four + corners = a square. </li></ul><ul><li>四季 (shiki): Four + seasons = the four seasons of the year. </li></ul>
6. 6. 五 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Five </li></ul><ul><li>ON: ゴ (go) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: いつ (itsu) </li></ul><ul><li>五つ (itsutsu): “Five,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>五感 (gokan): Five + sense = the five senses. </li></ul><ul><li>五指 (goshi): Five + finger = the five fingers of the hand. </li></ul>
7. 7. 六 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Six </li></ul><ul><li>ON: ろく (roku) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: むつ (mutsu) </li></ul><ul><li>六つ (muttsu): “Six,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>六つ子 (mutsugo): Six + children = sixtuplets </li></ul><ul><li>六角 (rokkaku): Six + corner = hexagon </li></ul>
8. 8. 七 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Seven </li></ul><ul><li>ON: シチ (shichi) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: なな、ななつ (nana, nanatsu) </li></ul><ul><li>七つ (nanatsu): “Seven,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>七色 (nanairo): Seven + color = the seven prismatic (primary) colors </li></ul><ul><li>七福神 (shichifukujin): Seven + luck + spirit = the Seven Deities of Good Luck </li></ul>
9. 9. 八 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Eight </li></ul><ul><li>ON: ハチ (hachi) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: やっつ (yattsu) </li></ul><ul><li>八つ (yattsu): “Eight,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>八の字 (hachi no ji): Eight + “a character” = a figure eight </li></ul><ul><li>八方 (happou): Eight + side = “all sides” </li></ul>
10. 10. 九 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Nine </li></ul><ul><li>ON: キュウ、ク (kyuu, ku) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: ここの (kokono) (rarely used) </li></ul><ul><li>九つ (kokonotsu): “Nine,” used in counting. </li></ul><ul><li>九回戦 (kyuukaisen): Nine + “times around” + battle = the 9 th inning of a baseball game </li></ul>
11. 11. 十 <ul><li>Core Meaning: Ten </li></ul><ul><li>ON: ジュウ (juu) </li></ul><ul><li>KUN: と (to) </li></ul><ul><li>十回 (jukkai): Ten + “times around” = ten times </li></ul><ul><li>十字 (juuji): Ten + character = the cross </li></ul><ul><li>十字軍 : Ten + character + army = “Army of the Cross,” or: the Crusaders </li></ul>