Pronunciation Key for Japanese Words

May 22, 2018

Pronunciation

Vowels are pronounced as follow:

A = “ah” as in father

I = “ee” as in machine

U = “oo” as in Lulu

E = “eh” as in telephone

O = “oh” as in okay

Consonants (hard sounds) are pronounced as in English

Counting

1 = Ichi

2 = Ni

3 = San

4 = Shi

5 = G0

6=  Roku

7 = Shichi

8 = Hachi

9 = Ku

10 = Ju