for anyone who is a potato and forgot the hiragana it's "yottsu" when romanized lol
Wait, isn't the hiragana for 4 "yonn"? Why does romanization make it "yottsu"?
The reading for 四 can be よん, but it can also be シ, よ, or よっ. All kanji can have multiple readings remember?
For ease of pronunciation. If you learn Korean or know about its pronunciation a bit, you'll see that same kind of things occurs as well.
Other courses have notes on the desktop version, i imagine theyll do that for this when its available on desktop
I wish they had little introductory paragraphs of description every time you learn something new! That is sorely needed and it would be much appreciated by a lot of people I'm sure.
They do. Check the desktop version. There are notes you can review before beginning the lesson.
Could anyone write 1-10 (things) in both katakana and hiragana since those are spoken differently please?
I'll only write the hiragana, since you would almost never see them in katakana.
1 = ひとつ
2 = ふたつ
3 = みっつ
4 = よっつ
5 = いつつ
6 = むっつ
7 = ななつ
8 = やっつ
9 = ここのつ
10 = とお
Yes, but it depends how you pronounce the "ee". The い in いつつ is a short vowel sound, as in the English word "skin".
Also, both the "u"s in "tsu-tsu" are typically unvoiced, so it sounds like a hi-hat "(badum) tss tss".
I had to read the comments because even the voice gives you doubt of how the numbers with counters are pronounced. Tapping the words doesn't help either. Thanks for the comments.
i typed in ５ (using japanese IME keyboard), and the answer was accepted with the note "You have a typo. 4" LOL
Are they going to include cultural notes for 4 and 9. I was actually really surprised that they singled out 4 for just the number and the counter.