What Time Is It?

こんにちは!

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Because today we are going to learn about telling time in Japanese.

(RIP Misora Naomi)

 

 

Okay back to our topic.

What time is it?

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note that Four (yon), Seven (nana), and Nine (kyu) have different reading.

Instead of yon(四), it is yo-ji (4) ; four o’clock

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above is the kanji to show time.

How about this one?

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We can read it as 4 and half (yo-ji han/ 4時)or 4 and 30 minutes (yo-ji sanjyuppun/ 4時30

This is the kanji for half (han)

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and this is the kanji for minutes (fun/pun)

Why there are two ways of reading? Which one to use? fun or pun? Let the picture below explains.

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p/s: Most of the image and learning material is not owned by me.

Happy learning:).

Thank you.

 

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