Mini Lesson: Basic Numbers/Age

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If you'll notice, for age most of the time you will just add the ending -sai.
*- denotes irregularity

#: romanji/ # years old
0: zero (pronounced "zeh roh")
1: ichi/ *issai
2: ni/ nisai
3: san/ sansai
4: yon/shi / yonsai
5: go/ gosai
6: roku/rokusai
7: nana/shichi /nanasai
8: hachi/ *hassai
9: kyuu/ kyuusai
10: jyuu/juu / juusai

10-19: juu+ number (ex: 15: jyuu-go) + -sai

20: ni jyuu/ *hatachi

21- 99: number+ jyuu+number (ex: 65- roku jyuu go) + -sai

100: hyaku
1,000: sen
10,000: man (pronounced "mah-n")

(Any variation on these numbers follows the same pattern.)

Try a few yourself! (Post responses directly in this thread.)

a. 24 b. 78 c. 13 d. 189 e. 1,546 f. 27, 915

Now try a-c as ages. ^_^

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a. nijyuyonsai
b. nanajyuhachisai
c. jyusansai

am i right? :>

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a. ni jyu yon sai
b. nana jyu hachi sai
c. jyu san sai
d. ichi hyaku hachi jyu kyuu
e. ichi sen go hyaku yon jyu roku
f. ni jyu man nana sen kyuu hyaku jyu go

Zettodono

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Great! Thanks for lesson. Btw, is not "0" in Japanese - "rei"?
Correct me if I wrong.

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1 ni jyuu go sai
2 nanajyuuhassai
3 juusan
this right? i think that i messed up on 2 and 3

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Quote by ZettodonoGreat! Thanks for lesson. Btw, is not "0" in Japanese - "rei"?
Correct me if I wrong.

"0" in japanese can be rei or zero.

merged: 12-25-2009 ~ 12:03pm

Quote by codon2a. nijyuyonsai
b. nanajyuhachisai
c. jyusansai

am i right? :>

a) almost correct but when it comes to romanji spelling, don't forget: jyuu. jyu and jyuu are different.
so the correct romanji: nijyuuyonsai.

b) nana jyuu hassai : when it comes to age, use 'hassai' for the age 8.

c) jyuusansai


merged: 12-25-2009 ~ 12:13pm

Quote by Akamichia. ni jyu yon sai
b. nana jyu hachi sai
c. jyu san sai
d. ichi hyaku hachi jyu kyuu
e. ichi sen go hyaku yon jyu roku
f. ni jyu man nana sen kyuu hyaku jyu go

a) almost correct: ni jyuu yon sai
b) nana jyuu hassai
c) jyuu san sai

note:
you can omit ichi from:
100: hyaku
1000: sen

d) hyaku hachi jyuu kyuu
e) sen go hyaku yon jyuu roku
f) ni man nana sen kyuu hyaku jyuu go


merged: 12-25-2009 ~ 12:17pm

Quote by stargem1 ni jyuu go sai
2 nanajyuuhassai
3 juusan
this right? i think that i messed up on 2 and 3

a) go is 5.
b) correct
c) you forgot sai ^^


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thank you all for trying! you did great! very very nice! if you still need clarifications, just ask! and sorry for the very very very slow reply! *does a own headbutt*

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"Hatachi" is referred as legal age so it can't be used on 20 year-old non-human. So for 20 year-old animals, "Nijussai".

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a. 24 - ni jyuu yonsai
b. 78 - nana jyuu hassai
c. 13 - jyuu sansai

Now, just numbers:
d. 189 - ichi hyaku hachi jyuu kyuu
e. 1,546 - ichi man go hyaku yon jyuu roku
f. 27, 915 - ni sen shichi man kyuu hyaku jyuu go

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Quote by Nalataiaa. 24 - ni jyuu yonsai
b. 78 - nana jyuu hassai
c. 13 - jyuu sansai

Now, just numbers:
d. 189 - ichi hyaku hachi jyuu kyuu
e. 1,546 - ichi man go hyaku yon jyuu roku
f. 27, 915 - ni sen shichi man kyuu hyaku jyuu go

yahooo!

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Quote by Nalataiaa. 24 - ni jyuu yonsai
b. 78 - nana jyuu hassai
c. 13 - jyuu sansai

Now, just numbers:
d. 189 - ichi hyaku hachi jyuu kyuu
e. 1,546 - ichi man go hyaku yon jyuu roku
f. 27, 915 - ni sen shichi man kyuu hyaku jyuu go

yahooo!

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a. 1930: sen kyuu hyaku san juu
b. 35624: san man go sen roku hyaku ni juu yon
c. 80791: hachi man zero sen nana hyaku kyuu juu ichi
dose it correct?

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Quote by lilylily09a. 1930: sen kyuu hyaku san juu
b. 35624: san man go sen roku hyaku ni juu yon
c. 80791: hachi man zero sen nana hyaku kyuu juu ichi
dose it correct?

Not sure where those numbers are from, but as far as numbers go, yes, those are correct except for c. When there is a zero, you don't need to say it in the number. So, c would read "hachi man nana hyaku juu ichi".

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a) ni-jyuu-yon-sai
c)jyuu-san-sai
Am I right?

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