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Japanese Minutes Posted by on Apr 7, 2009

Before I list the minutes, pay attention to the endings of each minute.  I’ll explain why later: 1 : いっぷん 2 : にふん 3 : さんぷん 4 : よんぷん 5 : ごふん 6 : ろっぷん 7 : ななふん 8 : はっぷん or はちふん 9 : きゅうふん 10 : じゅっぷん If you look carefully at the…

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Japanese Companies In the U.S. Posted by on Apr 5, 2009

I think most people take it for granted when it comes to the products they use.  I’m willing to bet that everyone has at least one item made by a Japanese company.  We’re going to play a little game today.  Try to guess the company by the logo: Bandai (バンダイ): They’re known for their toys…

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Japanese Time Posted by on Apr 3, 2009

If you want to say it’s one o’clock, just add the number one and ji (じ).  Here are some examples: 1 : いち.  1 o’clock : いちじ. 2 : に.  2 o’clock : にじ. 3 : さん.  3 o’clock : さんじ. 4 : よん or し or よ.  4 o’clock : よじ.  Note: only よじ will…

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