Japanese words help please

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1 :dragon3766三段教士:2018/02/27 02:19:29  0.0002525MONA/1人

Earlier in my life I was learning Ninjutsu and received a couple black belts I love everything about Japan and its culture.My question is when I learned to count in Japanese for drills the number 7 was pronounced sechi now on duolingo it is pronounced nana. Can someone help there are other words that are different also.

2 :マルコフ連鎖四段:2018/02/27 02:31:27  0MONA/0人

Also, number 4 and 9 have alternative pronunciations.
both pronunciations are allowed.

1 (ichi)
2 (ni)
3 (san)
4 (shi or yon)
5 (go)
6 (roku)
7 (shichi or nana)
8 (hachi)
9 (ku or kyu)

3 :subaru二段:2018/02/27 02:32:31  0MONA/0人

Hi, nice to meet you.
"4" has also multiple pronounce "yon" and "shi"
and "sechi" isn't correct..
"shichi"

4 :lae九段尊者:2018/02/27 02:41:21  0MONA/0人

http://lingwiki.com/index.php?title=On_vs._Kun_readings
https://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/6196/whats-with-this-on-reading-kun-reading-thing-is-it-important-to-learn-both
https://www.reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese/comments/50wnxl/when_to_use_on_vs_kun_readings_for_kanji/

5 :dragon3766三段教士:2018/02/27 03:05:23  0MONA/0人

Thank you so much I am planning a trip to Japan and do not want to appear foolish

6 :SacredQueen二級:2018/03/01 12:40:03  0MONA/0人

for example :

I have 4 (something) : yotsu no (something) motteimasu
April = Shi-gatsu

I’m 7 years old : nana-sai desu
July : shichi-gatsu

but I wouldn’t worry about it too much especially if it’s just a short trip, just use your fingers for numerals

better to brush up on basic greetings and questions though

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