Learn Japanese Numbers

This is a great little song, set to a hip-hop beat, to help you learn the Japanese numbers 1-20.

Enjoy!

To get some numbers listening practice, have a look at the Shopping Japanese page.

For more Japanese phrases, have a look at the cool Japanese phrases page!

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You can also use a little story to learn these numbers.

First of all, something is itchy

itchy
1

Well, actually it’s an itchy knee.

itchy knee
1 2

It’s belongs to Mrs Itchy Knee. In Japan you’d call her..

itchy knee san,
1 2 3

She’s going somewhere…

itchy knee san, she go
1 2 3 4 5

She’s going to rock!

itchy knee san, she go rock.
1 2 3 4 5 6

What are the words she’s singing? “Na na!”

itchy knee san, she go rock. “Na na!”
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

She rocks her heart out and will hatch something.

itchy knee san, she go rock. “Na na!” Hatch
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

What will she hatch? A queue of fans!

itchy knee san, she go rock. “Na na!” Hatch a queue
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

And the queue of fans is standing in the morning dew.

itchy knee san, she go rock. “Na na!” Hatch a queue in the morning dew.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

( The “dew” sound is more like a “j” than a “d”, but it’s near enough to get you started and understood!)

There you go, a really easy way to remember the numbers up to 10!

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