Japanese counter – Once Twice Thrice

Japanese has its own counter system. The word used for the counter is かい (kai) – 回. Lets learn about counter in Japanese.

Hiragana
Kanji
Reading
Meaning
いっかい
一回
ikkai
once
にかい
二回
nikai
twice
さんかい
三回
sankai
thrice
よんかい
四回
yonkai
4 times
ごかい
五回
gokai
5 times
ろっかい
六回
rokkai
6 times
ななかい /しちかい
七回
nanakai/shichikai
7 times
はちかい/はっかい
八回
hachikai/hakkai
8 times
きゅうかい
九回
kyuukai
9 times
じゅっかい
十回
jukkai
10 times
じゅういっかい
十一回
juuikkai
11 times
じゅうにかい
十二回
juunikai
12 times
じゅうさんかい
十三回
juusankai
13 times
じゅうよんかい
十四回
juuyonkai
14 times
じゅうごかい
十五回
juugokai
15 times

When mentioning “How many times” – なんかい (nankai) – 何回 in Japanese, now you know how to say it! Hope this article was helpful to give you the idea about how to say “How many times” in Japanese.

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