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Counting People

We have grouped a small set of 10 JLPT N5 Japanese kotoba that indicate counting number of people from 1 person to 10 people (and more)

Note: You must know Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji to learn them.

This is an easy milestone to cross. Since you already know the numbers, you just have to add "nin" the word for a "person" in Japanese language to form "number of people"

List of JLPT N5 words that represents counters for number of people

Kanji Kana Romaji Meaning
一人 ひとり Hitori One Person
二人 ふたり Futari Two People
三人 さんにん San Nin Three People
四人 よんにん Yon Nin Four People
五人 ごにん Go Nin Five People
六人 ろくにん Roku Nin Six People
七人 ななにん Nana Nin Seven People
八人 はちにん Hachi Nin Eight People
九人 きゅうにん Kyu Nin Nine People
十人 じゅうにん Jyu Nin Ten People

Only for one person and two people, the words are unique
from three people onwards - add number in Japanese + nin (for people)
for example: three people is three + people = san + nin = san nin

Similarly for any number of people, it is Number + Nin
Number (in Japanese language) + Nin (which is people in Japanese language)

Now you have completed learning them. Congrats. This is a "small success" and a step ahead to completing all JLPT Level N5 Vocabulary.

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