よん(四) and なな(七) are, for everyones information, basically stolen from another ("more Japanese", "older") way to say numbers. Sometimes still used. The numbers would then go ひとつ(1) ふたつ(2) みっつ(3) よっつ(4) et cetera. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Hitotsu is mor like first iirc. Numbers are a delicatesituation in japanese because they have doffernt words for different situation. For example counting cupa has a different word than counting people
Would be nice if audio played when we clicked on the character blocks!
It used to do that in Spanish, but they seem to have removed that feature recently from Spanish as well.
I really miss it. Would be ESPECIALLY helpful for Japanese !!
Hope that add it (back) in soon !
I found that a lot of the characters in Japanese have multiple different readings. For example 日 can be read as hi, bi (or ni in Nihon (日本). Often the voice would read the wrong pronunciation which could be confusing however it was helpful when read correctly
What's the purpose of ゆ? It's like when they use つ to glue two characters? What are these called?
they're called small hiragana, and yeah. this one puts a y sound between two characters
The small つ creates a pause in the middle of the word when said in Japanese. It also doubles the first letter of the next character when written in romaji. (きっぷ is written as kippu)
Yes indeed! I just got that too. What the heck! Duo didn't mention that this course would require a Japanese keyboard!
i don't think you need a physical keyboard with japanese characters on it, but just be able to type the sounds in using english letters and then have the hiragana appear.
You guys can just use Microsoft IME or a similar program to add Japanese keys to your system. Actually, in Japan People using something like that.
And by the way... OF COURSE you need Japanese symbols to learn Japanese , come on! :D
That's because the 'yu' is smaller. When 'ya', 'yu', or 'yo' appears smaller, it will always come after a character that ends in 'i' (such as ki or shi) and it is combined. In this case, きゅう is pronounced "kyuu".
Hey https://www.dropbox.com/s/nun0epws1kjsflz/xdd.png?dl=0 - why is it wrong?
Tried writing this with japanese keyboard input as ki-yu-u. The characters shows up right, and it's still telling me I'm wrong. Am I doing something wrong or is it a bug?
Try 'kyu-u'. The keyboard should recognise 'kyu' as the combination of き and ゆ to give you きゅ, then 'u' will make it きゅう.
The kyuubi or nine-tailed fox from Naruto... anime makes it so much easier than usual to remember these words
im new to japanese im trying to learn so when i go in 2 years i will be comunicateing and stuff
What do the small characters mean and what are they used for? i got the question wrong because I didn't type ゆ as a small character (also, i don't know how on the japanese windows 10 keyboard)
Help is appreciated!