# "五時四十五分です。"

## Translation:It is 5:45.

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Numbers

一、二、三 。。。十

We've been shown the numbers 1 through 10 so far, so how do you make numbers greater than 10.

ニ十 (にじゅう)(2 * 10) [20]

二十六 (にじゅうろく) (2 * 10 + 6) [26]

三十八 (さんじゅうはち) (3 * 10 + 8) [38]

This goes on for any number, to get into the hundreds you just use 百 (ひゃく) (hundred)

四百五十三 (よんひゃくごじゅうさん) (4 * 100 + 5 * 10 + 3) [453]

The exact same thing is true for thousands etc. 千 (せん) (thousand)

二千四百六十八 (にせんよんひゃくろくじゅうはち) (2 * 1000 + 4 * 100 + 6 * 10 + 8)

Now having read all of that you should be able to read this number or any number up to ten thousand (which needs yet another symbol 万、まん).

You can read this right?

二千三百四十五

@pinkfungi no, Japanese counting is a bit different, in that you never put 一 before 千 (or any of the other powers of ten, e.g. 十, 百). 万 (*man* = 10,000) is an exception which needs 一in front of it.

Here's some examples:

- 10 = 十 (
*juu*) - 11 = 十一 (
*juu ichi*) - 100 = 百 (
*hyaku*) - 110 = 百十 (
*hyaku juu*) - 1000 = 千 (
*sen*) - 1111 = 千百十一 (
*sen hyaku juu ichi*) - 10000 = 一万 (
*ichi man*) - 10101 = 一万百一 (
*ichi man hyaku ichi*) - 100000 = 十万 (
*juu man*) - 111000 = 十一万千 (
*juu ichi man sen*) - etc. etc.

- 1387

so the kanji for 30 that was just presented (han), is that alternative for sanjuu or just used for time?

- 1431

Ishana - 半 means half and when it is used for time it means half an hour ie. 30 minutes. And yes, it only means 30 as in 30 minutes when it is used in regards to time.

Yes, though it would be usually include 年 (ねん) at the end mark it as a year, as opposed to a number. Normally though, it would just be written in numerals, except on formal documents like certificates.

Interestingly, this year is also 二十九年 if you go by Japan's Emperor-based year system. 平成29年 (へいせい), to be exact.