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Japanese Vocabulary: How To Tell The Time In Japanese

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Time in Japanese

Time-()-()-( Jikan )

**Time Elements**
**English**KanjiHiragana/ KatakanaRomaji
Minuteぶん*Bun*
Hour時 間じかん*Jikan*
half past ...はん*... Han*
Day*Hi*
Weekしゅ*Shū*
Monthつき*Tsuki*
Yearとし*Toshi*
Morningあさ*Asa*
Afternoon午 後ごご*Gogo*
Eveningよる*Yoru*
Nightナイト*Naito*
p.m午 後ごご*Gogo*
a.m午 前ごぜん*Gozen*

What time is it? -()- ()-(Nan-jikan desuka)

**Time****Kanyi****Hiragana/katakana**Romaji
**3:00**三 時さん じ*San Ji*
**4:00**四 時よん じ*Yon Ji*
**1:00**1時いち じ*Ichi Ji*
**6:00**6時ろく じ*Roku Ji*
**8:00**8時8-じ*8-Ji*
**11:00**11時11-じ*11-Ji*
**2:30**二時 半に じ はん*Ni Ji Han*
**1:15**一時 十五分いち じ じゅうご ふん*Ichi Ji Jūgo Fun*
**7:25**7時 25分しち じ にじゅうご ふん*Shichi Ji Nijūgo Fun*
**2:26**2時 26分に じ にじゅうろっぷん*Ni Ji Nijūroppun*
**3:38**3時 38分3-じ 38-ふん*3-Ji 38-Fun*
**9:27**2時 27分9-じ 27-ふん*9-Ji 27-Fun*

NOTE: When you read numbers there is a rule with the final number in the minutes. If the number finish in ... at last you have to say ....

1 - **ippun**6 - **roppun**
2 - ni fun7 - **shichi** fun
3 - san pun8 - **happun**
4 - yon pun9 - **ku** fun
5 - go fun10 - **juppun**

Examples:

  • It's seven o'clock.
  • Sore wa nana-jidesu.
  • It's quarter to two.
  • Kore wa, ni shihankidesu.
  • It's twenty past six.
  • Sono roku-ji ni jū.
  • it's twelve o'clock
  • Sore wa jū ni-jida

Author: Ichika
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