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Japanese Numbers 20 – 90 Posted by on Mar 15, 2009

In order to form the number 20 in Japanese, you add the number for 2 in Japanese with the number for ten.  In the previous post I talked about how you need to add in order to form the numbers 11- 19.  Well for the numbers 20 – 90 you need to multiply.  If you…

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Japanese Numbers Posted by on Mar 12, 2009

We’re going to learn how to count today! Here’s a run through of the numbers 0 -10: 0 – ree (れい) or zero (ゼロ) 1 – ichi (いち) 2 – ni (に) 3 – san (さん) 4 – yon (よん) or shi (し) or yo (よ) 5 – go (ご) 6 – roku (ろく) 7…

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Japanese Grammar: The no (の) particle Posted by on Mar 10, 2009

When you want to say “my name” or “his friend” how will you say it in Japanese?  In order to complete this exercise you’ll need to know the Japanese possessive called no (の).  Take a look at this sentence: watashi no namae (わたし の なまえ).  Notice that the no (の) goes between the word watashi…

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