Japanese number 4 has a couple of different ways of pronunciation.

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On this page, you can learn how to say 4 in Japanese, that has a couple of different ways of pronunciation. It can be ‘shi(し)’, ‘yo n(よん)’ or ‘yo(よ)’. See when you need them below.

shi(し)

  • April: がつ(月)

yo n(よん)

  • when you count a number one by one such as a phone number.
  • 4 minutes: よんぷん(分)
  • 4 seconds: よんびょう(秒)
  • 4 years old: よんさい(才)

yo(よ)

  • 4 o’clock: じ(時)
  • grade 4: ねんせい(年生)