"ゼロ"

Translation:Zero

6/9/2017, 7:48:55 AM

138 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SethNisley

It gave me ゼロ to translate four times in a row. Did this happen to anyone else?

12/2/2017, 9:57:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sxarp
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Lol the whole exrcise for me was zero... z3ro... zer0... etc.

3/11/2018, 11:49:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/hlyusha
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Me too. Wtf?!

1/7/2019, 1:35:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AguNana
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It was the same for me as well...

1/8/2019, 8:35:22 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Dylan_Nicholson

Yep, so I typed "nought" just to break up the monotony and got marked wrong...FML...

2/2/2019, 11:00:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/cdmcgwire

That darn American English.

2/21/2019, 9:26:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tate1650
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I think I have done it about 8 times in a row now.

3/12/2018, 1:55:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mbunk1
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Yea. And on this one it only gave me zero as an answer to choose so its like umm well obviously...

5/7/2018, 1:05:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AJWentworth
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Yes. It came up as the first question, then again 4 times at the end. I think perhaps this section has too few questions for the program to select from.

12/5/2017, 10:05:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/VoilaDeviE

I got it ten times in a row haha

3/13/2018, 6:21:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/FannarFrey1

Im going to have nightmares about ゼロ

10/24/2018, 8:00:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkJavier

ditto. i did type number "0" instead of the word "zero"

1/25/2018, 6:58:27 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_scott
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10 times in a row.

4/7/2018, 2:54:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Vandersmissen_L

10 times too o_0

8/12/2018, 2:23:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Emma370870

it's bene the entire exercise for me

6/6/2018, 4:03:43 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielleHunter0

Yup, in two different lessons. Does anyone know how we get this fixed?

8/16/2018, 6:02:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Haringat

Use the shortcut and never look back at this exercise

2/17/2019, 11:13:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Wubiii
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Maybe so the word will get stuck into your head?

9/5/2018, 2:12:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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Yes, it's very strange. First of all, the individual Ro questions sound like Go and not Ro. Everything in this lesson has been either ro with the stated problem, se, and zero. Nothing else. Again, it's simply odd.

9/8/2018, 1:27:37 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Parker621423

16 times for me °-° 何、なで?

10/11/2018, 1:48:17 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/thesilent3327

It's seven times in a row here.

6/16/2018, 11:21:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Trevor220058

Yes, it seems to happen all the time. Annoying!

7/31/2018, 7:08:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Johanna556610

Always on this one

9/19/2018, 10:45:02 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Amanda537517

Well, at least with repetition we shouldn't forget it then, right? :)

9/25/2018, 2:56:00 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/avalonbish

same here. not to mention the countless other variants of this question

11/21/2018, 9:00:40 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Brayden668496

ya, and "Zero" is the only option for me

11/22/2018, 8:14:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevin314159

More than four here!

12/12/2018, 11:50:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ChickenNug831562

It happened to me, but it just wants it to stick in oir head.

12/31/2018, 1:40:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/RelakS2
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Infinite loop XD Best, when it asks, what is ゼロ, and the only answer you can choose is Zero :D

1/6/2019, 10:40:27 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicola526448
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My longest streak so far is 12 times for the same word. They only have a few words in each section and the program seems to just constantly repeat.

Hopefully it will improve soon, it's been a year.

1/10/2019, 8:54:05 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/-neko-the-cat-

same here

1/10/2019, 6:23:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenn167896

7 times

1/16/2019, 4:54:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/kr33p3r1000

I had to do it about 6 times

1/30/2019, 4:04:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Zack1432
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same...

2/3/2019, 6:17:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Meetmewithin

Haha, yeah. But I bet you won't forget it, right? XD

3/3/2019, 4:13:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JasTx
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Another more common way of saying this is れい (rei). EDIT: Please look at the comments below this! I posted this when I was an immature piece of crap. TiaCobourn has really good information about this.

6/9/2017, 7:48:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/TiaCobourn

There are three ways to say 0. ゼロ、れい、まる. They each different usages.

6/14/2017, 1:29:38 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/woahitscaylea

Would you mind explaining the different uses?

6/16/2017, 11:14:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TiaCobourn

ゼロ is for nothing Ex. ごみゼロ = zero trash

れい is for scientific usage Ex. れい ど = 0º れい パセント = 0%

まる is the same "O" when string together numbers like in saying a phone numbers. Ex. 702-XXX = ななまるに-XXX.

Does this help?

6/21/2017, 4:16:16 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JasonPTY507

ありがとうございます!

8/29/2017, 11:17:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sa967St
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You can also use れい for phone numbers, although it is less common nowadays.

10/22/2017, 4:34:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryHunt17

Thank you!!

5/25/2018, 3:04:12 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/sora_Japan
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零 れい

6/9/2017, 7:58:53 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/DKC995785

Why is this lesson entirely devoted to "zero" and breaking down the two sounds involved in "zero" repeated over and over and over? I must have done an entire lesson - not just this question, but the whole 10XP set of questions - on zero at least 8 times, and I'm still only on "level one" in this category. I don't think I can take much more of it! Duolingo, if you are reading this, please fix this - it seems from this thread we've all grasped the vocabulary and spelling of "zero" in Japanese pretty well. Or at least, incorporate the various forms of zero (rei, maru, etc.) so we can learn their uses and distinctions, etc.

4/30/2018, 9:49:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mike899735

I agree with you 100%, it is so unnecessary and highly repetitive. I didn't subscribe for this padding out of lessons.

5/6/2018, 5:24:38 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/9HzZ4

I mean this would be a good lesson, if we were learning the three different ways to say "zero" or maybe learn what they mean, BUT ALL WE'RE DOING IS ONE WAY OF SPELLING IT, AND WE DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT IT MEANS!1! ITS JUST ZERO, ZERO, ZERO.

10/14/2018, 3:52:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielKnig672442

I keep getting this prompt repeated to me. Like 15 times in a row. Major error

3/10/2018, 4:43:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mimi391655

I was given this question six times in this lesson so far with only one answer to choose from...

3/22/2018, 3:23:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/tate1650
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So does tbis mean that the japanese did not have a concept of zero items for a long time before romanized cultures were introduced?

3/12/2018, 1:53:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sxarp
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I don't know about Japan, but numbers in ancient times were used to count items, animals, money etc. so a lot of concepts usual to us (like zero, negative numers) were not accepted. Imagine a negative amount of money for example (later though it was used to represent debt). Unlike negative numbers zero wasn't accepted for a while (even numbers like 204 were written like 2 4).

3/12/2018, 5:36:49 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DKC995785

I believe the concept of "zero" comes from Arabian mathematicians, so although the term is borrowed from the English (actually, English takes it from the Italian zero, which takes it from the Arabian/North African concept of "zefiro", prior to the mathematical discovery (or "invention," really) of the concept of zero, no one really had a concept of "0"

4/30/2018, 9:46:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SilentRead

The word 零 or れい is not an English borrowing...

7/11/2018, 7:34:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Konstantinos_GR

ZeroZeroZeroZeroZeroZero

4/11/2018, 8:21:58 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/BeboppinSk

I woke up in a cold sweat screaming "Zero!"

9/5/2018, 12:21:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/KingssIV

It will be more better if this exercise provide more translation for zero. For examples, れい and まる, both also mean zero.

7/25/2018, 8:48:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AmulGarg

What's the Japanese word for Zero? I see this is expressed in katakana because it's a foreign word

10/4/2018, 5:54:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/-Neon_Cat-

There's the kanji, 零, that is pronounced れい. Sometimes they use a circle kanji (〇) which is also pronounced れい. But ゼロ is much more common than both. However, you might find the kanji 〇 with other kanjis, like for example, a telephone number could be 五六四・三〇七・二〇九〇 (564-307-2090).

10/4/2018, 10:10:27 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AmulGarg

Arigatou gozaimasu!

10/5/2018, 4:56:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyC123123

number of times I want to see this question again: ゼロ

1/30/2019, 10:00:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Contemno_I
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Is it always written in katakana or can also be written as ぜろ?

8/6/2017, 3:15:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/xironan

Hi, i am much beginner but i think the reason for katakana is because it is "borrowed" word from other language

8/20/2017, 1:29:39 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AVAX3M
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Extremely correct! It's borrowed directly from English.

10/25/2017, 9:44:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew-Lin
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Yes, you are right. :) Keep going!

10/19/2017, 1:59:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/sora_Japan
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@Contemno_I ゼロ is clear than れい. so it is used well.

10/20/2017, 5:25:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/sora_Japan
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I add 7month later.

ゼロ is clear than れい, "when conversation"!

6/15/2018, 3:30:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SherylHohman

I went to DuoLingo to learn Japanese..
..and all I got was this ゼロ zero.

"my friend went to Japan..
and all I got was this stupid t-shirt"

8/24/2018, 5:49:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosDeje595486

Siri, what is zero divided by zero?

1/24/2019, 6:30:30 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/IlhamAlFar4

All hail Lelouch

9/17/2018, 7:47:47 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom692675

perhaps there is a metaphysical explanation to why we are indoctrinated zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero in japanese, having it 8 times in a row... hmm.

11/25/2018, 4:09:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/celcius_01
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There it is! The unlimited zero question!

12/14/2018, 4:01:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Chlorophylia

ゼロ

12/18/2018, 4:24:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GlaucoVillasBoas

lol it's showing me "zero" seven times in a row

1/3/2019, 3:31:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/LoveKnife
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It doesn't even let me get it wrong lol.

1/22/2019, 8:54:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Daisaku1

Like everybody else i got this consecutively for 3-4 times and no other options to pick from

1/24/2019, 1:58:30 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/BrunoLucen233743

Zero! ゼロ! zero! Z3R0! Stop the 00000 おねがい!

1/30/2019, 4:50:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Danny564647

my brain is becoming that of a robot with all these 'zeroes' (+_+)

2/2/2019, 12:42:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lot534003
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There was zero reason why we keep getting zero!

2/13/2019, 10:19:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/rocketPower47

Yeah this lesson sucks. Considering it's a verbatim translation it's the least of our worries.

2/14/2019, 3:23:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/boomerlady

Becuase i'm using my phone, i keep accidentally putting in "p" as the answer instead of "0" and it marks it as correct but as a typo

2/17/2019, 5:16:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/milesrenney

Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero Zero

2/24/2019, 7:40:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ibelcic

Does anyone know how to say "zero" in Japanese?

5/27/2018, 1:29:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/9HzZ4

Rei (れい)

10/14/2018, 3:55:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/9HzZ4

Theres about 3 versions of zero, tho, I think its explained above by someone

10/14/2018, 3:55:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/-Neon_Cat-

Why isn't there a Japanese pronunciation for zero?

6/6/2018, 11:22:07 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ian755292

Naught should work as well. Silly American vs British English.

6/23/2018, 11:44:47 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/tachy90
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Nought is the more usual spelling in British English, but yes, agreed.

11/28/2018, 10:59:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ezzbob
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ゼロ、ゼロ、一、ゼロ、一、ゼロ、一、ゼロ。あれは二進法ですか?

7/17/2018, 9:09:44 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ToriB99

Isn't zero in Japanese, rei?

9/9/2018, 1:43:38 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan700637

This zero is written in katakana, which is how you would write foreign words with Japanese characters.

9/9/2018, 4:51:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/itay.cohen1

Zero learning.

9/17/2018, 7:43:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Angel98469

Imma Hatsune Miku fan, and instead of hearing baka baka baka....i hear zero zero zero....

9/19/2018, 12:25:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tachy90
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Duo doesn't accept 'nought', although this is British English for 'zero'.

11/28/2018, 10:57:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Bhaalgorn

I think its repeated so often as to get into our heads that ゼロ and しろ (zero and white) are easily mispronounced as the other. Thats all i can come up with. It doesnt seem broken, but deliberate.

1/9/2019, 4:32:12 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Monica128088

All correct!!......

1/10/2019, 12:50:57 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/edwardlapine

ZERO

1/10/2019, 5:18:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/-neko-the-cat-

i like this song: https://youtu.be/VyKLQXOj0ts (its the Japanese version of ‘yokai exercise No. 1'

1/10/2019, 6:21:48 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/pm_hall

love my only choice being "zero"

1/13/2019, 4:28:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Iamnothing3

All zero and no educational value makes I Am Nothing a very illiterate boy.

1/17/2019, 7:10:33 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Vl7lsC

This is just a Zero lesson. そうか :/

1/18/2019, 7:15:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Vl7lsC

ゼロツー (ㆁωㆁ*)

1/18/2019, 7:17:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MiguelAnge726972

Zero.

1/20/2019, 3:26:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dayrul
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Really duolingo. Just put all the numbers so we can learn those too. Even when the new level says it will get harder its all the same questions

1/20/2019, 4:04:21 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Hiendarr

5 times in a row... Wow

1/20/2019, 5:57:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Marie337224

Why is the "ロ" in the word marked as red? Am I the only one who got that?

1/22/2019, 10:13:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/avalonbish

im about to drop duolingo. this is bull

1/24/2019, 6:19:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/wilsonx1999

I've gotten lessons that are nothing but zero :/

1/24/2019, 9:35:53 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ry4qFW

All zeros!!

2/1/2019, 7:12:29 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Marco971046

Please fix this zeros

2/1/2019, 7:22:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GeneralSecura

zero zero zero zero zero

2/1/2019, 9:27:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mario546117

?!?!?!?!?!?

2/3/2019, 5:17:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Mario546117

Change this lesson!

2/3/2019, 5:24:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Jojo39060

much ado about nothing

2/3/2019, 5:25:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/David88701

I had a single option to select when asked to translate. No possible way to get it wrong.

2/4/2019, 6:28:46 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ron510364

yup. seems a bit excessive...

2/9/2019, 12:24:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/shujin3
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Did you mean: Amuro Tooru?

2/9/2019, 11:21:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sam559307

I'm mad this entire lesson is about the easiest number but for the rest of the time exercises they just throw you in blind

2/12/2019, 2:20:57 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnnySali7

The zero... it's spreading

2/13/2019, 5:20:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lot534003
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I wonder if Duolingo is aware of this multi-zero problem.

2/13/2019, 10:34:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lucasatos92

ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO

2/15/2019, 4:21:30 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanMcClun

Oh God I'm on round three of zero zero zero

2/19/2019, 1:17:33 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Blazingbunny

I'm not sure but I think the answer is zero

2/19/2019, 9:16:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ron510364

HONESTLY - fix this ridiculous thing with "zero"

2/20/2019, 4:20:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Wanda336232

About 6 time zero :(

2/20/2019, 2:45:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill71525

Certainly a bug with this lesson. It inly ask for "zero" during all the lesson.

2/22/2019, 9:03:53 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill71525

Certainly a bug with this lesson. It inly ask for zero during all the lesson.

2/22/2019, 9:04:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill71525

It only ask for "zero" during all the lesson.

2/22/2019, 9:05:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/folieoniri

that was a hard one

2/25/2019, 4:13:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SpencerBry9

worthless lesson. if you only have one option to pick from, I can't really exercise any choice or even risk missing the question

3/1/2019, 2:12:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SpencerBry9

fix this, please!

3/3/2019, 2:41:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SpencerBry9

so obnoxious

3/3/2019, 2:41:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lac80
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I will never forget Zero now... :D

3/3/2019, 5:40:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ifXo15
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I am an absolute beginner and do not mind repetition but the thing i find strange is that the letters given to practice alone are SE and RO.?

3/7/2019, 3:16:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/INIU11

This question appear 1000 times row for me wtf

3/10/2019, 6:38:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/1995S4

This is asinine. Repeat '0' 8 times in a row. Ridiculous

3/13/2019, 10:39:48 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew649597

Ok so if i ever go to japan now i know how to say zero ten times in a row

3/14/2019, 1:45:50 AM
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