Japanese Numbers 1 - 10
The Japanese numbers 1 - 10 are very interesting. Number one is pronounced "ee-chee" and it's written with one line and a dot at the end of the line.
|Second, the number two is pronounced "nee" and it is written the same way as one, but with two lines.|
Third, the number three is pronounced "shan" and it is written the same way as two, but with three lines.
Fourth, is the number four. It is pronounced "shee" and it looks like an m with a g attached to it.
Fifth, is the number five. It's pronounced "go" and it looks like the number three with a line connecting the top and the bottom line and a line connecting the middle and bottom lines.
Sixth, is the number six. It is pronounced "ro-koo" and it looks like a person with their arm straight out.
Seventh, is the number seven. It's pronounced "shee-chee". It looks like a cursive t with a dot at the end of the cross.
Eighth, is the number eight. It is pronounced "hah-chee" and it looks like a lower case l and an upper case L with a slant.
Ninth, is the number nine. It's pronounced "koo" and it looks like a t and a u hooked together. Last is the number ten.
Ten is pronounced "joo" and it looks like an x with a dot on the top left line and it is slanted. All in all, these very interesting numbers are educational yet fun.
|The Japanese words are very hard to learn! First, nearly 124 million people speak Japanese. Second, there are eight different vowels. Long and short vowels are very important to the Japanese people. Third, the Japanese write with letters called characters. There are at least 1,850 different characters. Each character is a "picture". If a Japanese person were to say "How are you?" they would say, "Ogenki desu ka?" As you can see, the Japanese words are hard to learn, yet they can give you a lot of knowledge.|
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