- 1 Are there two ways to say 4 in Japanese?
- 2 How do you say 4 in Japanese?
- 3 How do you say 4 in hiragana?
- 4 Why is 4 a bad number Japan?
- 5 Why is there no 4th floor in Japan?
- 6 What is Nana in Japanese?
- 7 What is the old name of Tokyo?
- 8 What is Dakuon in Japanese?
- 9 What does 5 mean in Japanese?
- 10 How do you say five in Spain?
Are there two ways to say 4 in Japanese?
How do you choose between yon and shi for 4, or nana and shichi for 7 in Japanese? Yon is the typical reading of 4 in Japanese, except when counting months. When in doubt, use yon. Nana is the most common reading of 7, however shichi is often acceptable, for example when naming months.
How do you say 4 in Japanese?
Four (4) is 四 (shi, pronounced “shee”). Because this word sounds like the Japanese word for death, the alternate pronunciation yon is also used – especially when talking about people. Five (5) is 五 (go, pronounced “goh”).
How do you say 4 in hiragana?
Four/4: Shi / Yon
- kanji: 四
- hiragana: し/ よん
Why is 4 a bad number Japan?
Unlucky numbers Traditionally, 4 is unlucky because it is sometimes pronounced shi, which is the word for death. Sometimes levels or rooms with 4 don’t exist in hospitals or hotels. Particularly in the maternity section of a hospital, the room number 43 is avoided because it can literally mean “stillbirth”.
Why is there no 4th floor in Japan?
Because the number four is considered unlucky on such a broad scale, you’ll see many examples of this fear in daily life across almost all East-Asian cultures. You never want to give four of something (try three or five instead). Elevators will often be missing a fourth floor.
What is Nana in Japanese?
The word “Nana” in Japanese means “seven” when written with hiragana. It can be spelled using different characters, a whole variety of them meaning many things, but it first and foremost means “seven”.
What is the old name of Tokyo?
The history of the city of Tokyo stretches back some 400 years. Originally named Edo, the city started to flourish after Tokugawa Ieyasu established the Tokugawa Shogunate here in 1603.
What is Dakuon in Japanese?
Dakuon 【濁音】 Dakuon literally means turbid or murky sound. It is the voiced sound of か [ka], さ [sa], た [ta] and は [ha]-row syllables. Dakuon is indicated with two small dots. Pronunciation of じ and ぢ, ず and づ are the same. You can learn dakuon letters at Hiragana Course: Part 11.
What does 5 mean in Japanese?
5. ご (go) 五 いつつ ( itsutsu ) 五つ
How do you say five in Spain?
Here are the Spanish numbers:
- 1 – uno.
- 2 – dos.
- 3 – tres.
- 4 – cuatro.
- 5 – cinco.
- 6 – seis.
- 7 – siete.
- 8 – ocho.