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  1. AkikoKurusugawa

    Is there a shortened way to say specific numbers in Japanese?

    for example, 78 would be read as nanajuu-hachi but is it correct slang to shorten it to nana-hachi? Like in English 4,500 is read as four-thousand five-hundred but can be read as forty-five hundred in slang.
  2. The Number System of the Ainu

    TYJ The Number System of the Ainu

    This page is based on Ainu language. Number Reading Meaning 0 ? - 1 sinep 1 obj. 2 tup 2 obj. 3 rep 3 obj. 4 inep 4 obj. 5 asiknep 5 obj. 6 iwanpe 6 obj. 7 arwanpe 7 obj. 8 tupesanpe 2 obj. to 10* obj. 9 sinepesanpe 1 obj. to 10* obj. 10 wanpe 10 obj. 11 sinep ikasma...
  3. The Number System of Ancient Japanese

    TYJ The Number System of Ancient Japanese

    The number system of ancient Japanese is not used now except 1 through 10, which are sometimes used as alternate vocabulary. The modern Japanese language uses a different number system imported from Chinese. The "Modern" column below means the modern pronunciation of ancient Japanese numbers...
  4. 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 times...
  5. Small numbers

    TYJ Small numbers

    5.1. Small numbers5.1.1. 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 word...
  6. 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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