Translation:There is one desk.
In Japanese, there are some counter words to indicate numbers. Basic pronunciation of 1 is "ichi", but if you count things like desks in this sentence, you say "hitotsu" for one (desk).
i answered "机が一つあります" and had it flagged wrong. does anyone know how to report this as an error because 机 is usually accepted as the kanji solution for つくえ。I only get error messages to report the concern:
The audio does not sound correct. The Japanese sentence is unnatural or has an error. The "Correct solution" is unnatural or has an error. as error messages, none of which is applies in this situation.
I hear "ishto tsu" or "shto tso"
Definitely a "sh" sound that *should NOT" be there !
I hear it on 一つ tiles and other sentences to!
I think it's a very bad recording, or an error by the speaker when recording.
I really Wish they would fix it.
Anyone else reprint this?
With all the counter irregularities, it would really help of at last tree recordings were church, and clearly audible.
This would help (rather than hinder) or learning of this difficult topic.
It's not a "sh" sound, although it's similar and it is definitely supposed to be there. It's like a sharply whispered vowel when pronouncing "hi" in this case, and your vocal cords should not start vibrating (voicing) until you reach the "o" in "hitotsu"
The Japanese language does this with some sounds. There's a pattern to it, although I don't know it off the top of my head.