Nine 九

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Kanji: 九
Hiragana: きゅう、く、ここの(つ)
Pronunciation: Kyu, Ku
Meaning: Nine

Compounds:
九回 (kyuukai) nine times
九州 (kyushu, kyuushuu) Kyushu (southernmost of the four main islands of Japan)
九死に一生を得る (kyushi-ni-issho-wo-eru, kyuushi-ni-isshou-wo-eru) have a narrow escape from death

九九 (kuku)
九九 (kuku) is directly transrated “nine-nine”. This is commonly known as the “Japanese multiplication table” or the “9 x 9 table.” It is a mathematical table used to learn and memorize the multiplication of numbers from 1 to 9. It is widely used in Japanese primary education to teach and memorize the basics of multiplication and arithmetic.

Kun:
九つ (kokonotsu) nine

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