With this converter you can convert Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) each of the Japanese numeral systems Kanji, Hiragana or Romaji. There is also the option to turn Kanji (千三百二十三) into arabic numbers.
Although the Japanese do use Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, 4) in some settings they also have their own systems of numerals based on Japanese characters that are used in different settings. For example, Kanji numerals (一, 二, 三, 四) are used in traditional ceremonies, and is more frequently used when counting small numbers (ten and under). The structure of Kanji numerals, and the way long numbers are expressed, more closely resembles Arabic numbers in that there are no "counters". Hiragana (いち, に, さん, よん) is the more traditional Sino-Japanese numerals and as a result is more syllabic, however, numbers in Hiragana can often be quite long. Romaji is how these numerals are expressed in English characters.
Whilst this may seem confusing, this converter makes converting Japanese numbers to Arabic numbers and back again quick and easy!
Let's use the example number 3,500.
In Kanji 3,500 becomes 三千五百. Quite simply, this is 3 = 三 and x000 = 千 plus 5 = 五 and x00 = 百.
In Harigana 3,500 becomes さんぜんごひゃく which is 3 = さん and x000 = せん plus 5 = ご and x00 = ひゃく. If you remember that Harigana is syllabic, it makes sense that it is a much longer number. In English for example, three thousand five hundred uses a lot more characters and syllables than 3, 5, 0, 0.
In Romaji 3,500 is "sanzen go hyaku". This is broken down as 3 = sen and sen = 1000 plus 5 = go and hyaku. Much in the same way we would break it down in spoken English as "three thousand five hundred".
If this seems too complicated, fear not, for this converter is here to save the day!
With this converter you can:
This app is designed to help you convert common numbers into Japanese numbers. Simply type in any number from 1 - 99,999 and have it translated into Japanese instantly.
You can use this app to help you with your learning, or when you're trying to read a Japanese figures. With this converter, you'll be able to understand Japanese numbers in no time!
We also have the option to turn this into a bingo sheet with the numbers in a random order to test Japanese numbers knowledge.