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Let’s talk about time in Japanese

 Let’s talk about time


I already discussed about numbers in my previous blogs, so it will be easy to learn about Time and how to read it.

  (Ji) à is the suffix used to determine the time

                 à literally means ‘Hours’



               いちじ 
(ichiji)               にじ (niji)           さんじ (sanji)

                                                                      



            よじ (yoji)                  ごじ (goji)         ろくじ (rokuji)

                                                                    




          しちじ (shichiji)     はちじ (hachiji)           くじ (kuji)

                                                                      



   じゅうじ (juuji)         じゅういちじ (juuichiji)        じゅうにじ (juuniji)

                                                                


ぷん・ふん (punfun) à is the numeral classifier for minute. 1,3,4,6,8 and 10 minutes use ぷんwhile 2,5,7,9 areふん


Minute

ふん・ぷん

Hiragana

1 minute

いっぷん

Ippun

2 minutes

ふん

Nifun

3 minutes

さんぷん

Sanpun

4 minutes

よんぷん

yonpun

5 minutes

ふん

Gofun

6 minutes

ろっぷん

Roppun

7 minutes

ななふん

Nanafun

8 minutes

はっぷん

Happun

9 minutes

きゅうふん

Kyuufun

10 minutes

じゅっぷん

Juppun

11 minutes

じゅういっぷん

Juuippun

20 minutes

にじゅっぷん

Nijuppun

30 minutes

さんじゅっぷん

Sanjuppun

40 minutes

よんじゅっぷん

Yonjuppun

50 minutes

ごじゅっぷん

Gojuppun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








びょう (byou) à numeral classifier for seconds. For example, 1:45:20. It will written as いちじ:よんぷん:にじゅうびょう. 


Note: I will not use Kanji as I haven't discuss it yet. 

 

Example: 

1.       1. なんじですか? à what time is it?


Answer: 12:45 – じゅうにじ:よんじゅうごふん


       2. なんじですか? à what time is it?



Answer: 9:10 – くじ:じゅっぷん


.          3. なんじですか? à what time is it?


Answer: 4:30 – よじ:さんじゅっぷん (よじ:はん) 


.        4. なんじですか? à what time is it?




Answer: 6:50 – ろくじ:ごじゅっぷん


.         5. なんじですか? à what time is it?


Answer: 3:40 – さんじ:よんじゅっぷん


That's all for today. 


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