## How do you read Japanese fractions?

Fractions are conveyed by using the kanji 分［ぶん］meaning ‘part”. You need to conceptualise fractions in a different way when thinking in Japanese, as we use the possessive particle の to indicate that of the whole (the denominator), there is a part about which we are speaking (numerator).

## How do Japanese read numbers?

This is the standard way of reading the numbers 0 to 10. Kanji 零 is rarely used. It is usually written in Arabic number or Katakana. Arabic number is used more often than Kanji numbers….0 – 10.

日本語[Japanese] | 読み[Reading] | 数字[number] |
---|---|---|

１ （一） | ichi | 1 |

２ （二） | ni | 2 |

３ （三） | san | 3 |

４ （四） | yon | 4 |

**Is it yon or 4 Shi?**

As noted above, yon (4) and nana (7) are preferred to shi and shichi. The numbers 4 and 9 are considered unlucky in Japanese: 4, pronounced shi, is a homophone for death (死); 9, when pronounced ku, is a homophone for suffering (苦).

**How do you read a 10 digit number?**

In the International number system, a 10-digit number is expressed by using commas just after every three digits from the right. The smallest 10-digit number is written as 1,000,000,000 and is called one billion.

### How do you read big numbers?

When writing or reading a large number, begin at the left with the largest group, and proceed to the right. For instance, 7,482 is read as seven thousand, four hundred, eighty-two.

### What is PE in Japanese?

In Japan, there is a physical education period called taiku where children partake in various athletic activities.

**How to read decimals and fractions in Japanese?**

To read decimals in Japanese, read the integer part first. Then say てん “ten”, which is the Japanese word for point, and say plain digit names after that. Omitting zero before a decimal point is not allowed in Japanese.

**What kind of numerals do they use in Japan?**

Generally, modern Japanese uses decimal points and numerals, so 0.123 is described as rei ten ichi ni san or zero ten ichi ni san, literally “zero point one two three”. In addition to this modern system, Japanese also has two systems of special numerals for decimal fractions. One system is as follows:

## When did they start using decimals in Japan?

The Chinese invented decimals thousands of years ago, and decimals have been commoner than fractions in East Asia for a long time, while fractions had been more commonly used in the West since Mesopotamian Civilization. The way to read decimals (しょうすう “syô sû “) in Japanese is similar to English.

## Which is the correct way to say zero in Japanese?

However, it is more common to use and say “zero” the same way we say it in English: ゼロ ( zero ). Or マル ( maru) which translates to “circle” and it’s used the same way we say “oh” instead of “zero” in English when reading individual digits of a number. A popular example where the Japanese use the マル ( maru) reading is the 109 store in Tokyo.