Kanji Numbers

( LEVEL - Beginner - N5 N4 N3 N2 N1 - Advanced )

Fun Activity: Let’s describe 一 to 十 with hands! 

 

You can find many ways to remember such basic numeral Kanji. 

 

Here, we would like to show a fun way to make kanji 一 to 十 with hands (fingers).

 

Let’s start! 

* 一 / 二 / 三: Use 1, 2, and 3 fingers each 

 

* 四: Make a heart shape (For you) with two hands and squeeze it to make“Four” 

 

* 五: Cross 3 fingers and 2 fingers 

* 六: Make a peace sign (with 2 fingers) and hold the wrist (with 4 fingers)  


* 七: Make a “L” shape and cross it in the middle with the other hand (it looks like the upside down of “7”) 


* 八: Use 8 fingers as if you put hands above a fire


* 九: Put hands facing each other and bend the right hand like bowing…”Thank You” 


* 十: Cross 10 fingers like a cross

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