日本語:03/01: #3 NUMBER 2

Telephone number in Japanese

The telephone number in Japanese language is given with individual digits,

 

My phone number in Vietnam is: ぜろ いち に はち きゅ の はち さん はち の さん よん ご 01289ー838ー34*

Time in Japanese

To express in Japanese language that we mean the time, we add the”-じ” ending to the number of the relevant hour :

x + じ = hour x o’clock

Pay attention to some exceptions from the general rule, marked with bold fonts:

 1.00 いち じ

ichi ji

 2.00 に じ

ni ji

 3.00 さん じ

san ji

4.00

yo ji

 5.00 ご じ

go ji

 6.00 ろく じ

roku ji

 7.00 しち

shichi ji

 8.00 はち じ

hachi ji

9.00

ku ji

 10.00 じゅう じ

jyuu ji

 11.00 じゅういち じ

jyuuichi ji

 12.00 じゅうに じ

jyuuni ji

 

Similarly, to express minutes, it is enough to add to a specific number “-ふん” ending (if it ends with 2, 4, 5, 7 or 9) or “-ぷん” (if it ends with 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, or 10). You can say both, よんふん and よんぷん in case of four.

y + ふん (ぷん) = y minutes

30 minutes: はん.

Examples

 2.30 に じ はん lub に じ さんじゅっぷん

ni ji han lub ni ji sanjyuppun

 11.10 じゅういち じ じゅっぷん

jyuuichi ji jyuppun

 4.55 しち じ ごじゅう ご ふん

shichi ji gojyuu go fun

 3.36 さん じ さんじゅう ろっぷん

san ji sanjyuu roppun

 8.16 はち じ じゅうろっぷん

hachi ji jyuuroppun

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One thought on “日本語:03/01: #3 NUMBER 2

  1. Nha Lê says:

    Awww, this is so harsh to remember how to go with the minute ふん or ぷん.

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