What does Nana Nensei mean?
なんねんせいですか・NAN NEN SEI DESU KA・What year are you? (AT SCHOOL) STUDY.
What is the difference between Nihon and Nihongo?
The word nihon means Japan. (not to be confused with nihon 二本 which means “two long cylindrical objects.”) The word nihongo means “Japanese language” in the Japanese language. The go 語, by the way, is a suffix meaning “language” and it can be found at the end of many words for languages in Japanese.
What is Oikutsu in English?
おいくつですか [OIKUTSU DESU KA] How old are you? You can say it when we ask somebody his or her age.
What is sai desu in Japanese?
Firstly, to say your age, you use the word ‘sai’ after the number: Watashi wa [Number] sai desu. ……. Watshi wa Simon desu. Watashi wa ni-juu-roku sai desu. = I am Simon.
Which is correct Nihon or Nippon?
Nihon and Nippon. The Japanese name for Japan, 日本, can be pronounced either Nihon or Nippon. Both readings come from the on’yomi.
What is the difference between Nihonjin and Nihongo?
First off, it’s all a matter of nuance. They share their meanings, both nihon and nippon mean “Japan” in Japanese. Also, nippongo 日本語, nipponjin 日本人, etc. all mean exactly the same thing as nihongo 日本語 and nihonjin 日本人, etc.
Is seven in Japanese Nana or Shichi?
As noted above, yon (4) and nana (7) are preferred to shi and shichi. It is purported that this is because shi is also the reading of the word 死 (“death”) which makes it an unlucky reading; while shichi may sound too similar to ichi (1), shi or hachi (8).
Is it common to use なな (Nana) instead of しち (Shichi)?
Maybe it’s more common to say しち (SHICHI). (I would also say しち.) There are people who say なな (NANA) instead of しち, but it sounds fine also. You just have to be careful when you count these below. Only なな (NANA) is used in these cases. To be honest, I don’t know why you have to use なな (NANA) here.
Why do Yu Yon and Nana use Shi instead of Shichi?
Yon and Nana are holdouts from the old Japanese numerals. They use them instead of Shi and Shichi because one of Shi’s meanings is “death” and one of Shichi’s meanings is “the point of death.” I can understand the Japanese not wanting to say “Hi, I’m ‘death-ty point of death’ years old.”
What is the meaning of the Japanese word Shichi?
“Shi” means “death” and “ku” means “suffering” in Japanese, and “shichi” sounds like “a place to die”. That is why in most cases, the number 4 is pronounced as “yon”, 7 as “nana” and 9 as “kyuu”. But you still need to memorize both forms. By the way, 8 is considered a lucky number in Japan because of the shape of kanji for 8: 八.
What is the Japanese word for the number 7?
(or is it shi?), go, roku, nana (or shichi), hachi, kyuu (but sometimes ku)…” Oh, yeah…Japanese has multiple words for the same number! Seven can be either “nana” or “shichi”, for example. So how do you know which word to use?