numbers

  1. Large numbers

    TYJ Large numbers

    5.2. Large numbers The East Asian number system is based on ten thousand, which means multiplying ten thousand to a unit makes the next unit, while the European number system is based on one thousand, which means multiplying one thousand to a unit makes the next unit, for instance thousand...
  2. Small numbers

    TYJ Small numbers

    5.1. Small numbers 5.1.1. Small integers Being entirely decimal, the way of counting numbers (かず "kazu") in Japanese is much easier than in English, considering English has illogical number words (not wholly decimal) such as eleven, twelve, and twenty. NumberJapaneseDescription 0れい re iThe...
  3. Numbers and Higher Numerals

    Language Numbers and Higher Numerals

    This is an overview of the system of Japanese numbers and higher numerals. The number system in so-called sinospheric languages (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) is based on units of four, while the Hindu-Arab numeral system that is also used in Western cultures is based on units of three. Japanese...
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