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CursedDreamer

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I was wondering how you figure out the numbers that match japanese alphabet.
Example - miyabi = 382
 

GaijinPunch

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Errr... no clue unless you have a dictionary like the Nelson. It's really not something that comes up though.
 

TheKansaiKid

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The number/word thing

That whole number word thing does come up occasionally in jokes or as a shorthand on messages, and like on tv commercials to help people remember phone numbers like a few fears back when I lived there there was a tv commercial for some balding product or something that they sang the number followed by fusa fusa. I was so confused till my wife explained that fusa fusa meant bushy haired and also was their phone number:2323 fu...futatsu sa...san

I am not aware of a complete list of them and I wasn't aware that bi=2 I've heard of
1=i hi
2=ni fu
3= sa or mi
etc. etc.
 

Glenn

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TheKansaiKid said:
1=i hi
2=ni fu
3= sa or mi
etc. etc.

That's why I think it should be 381.

Also, you made an allusion to 語呂 (goro), which is like a mnemonic device for learning numbers. Read halfway down this post to see some stuff that will blow your mind!
 
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TheKansaiKid

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cool

that was interesting

sometimes I think I could study Japanese for a thousand years and still not get it all
 
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