"It is 4:04."
I wish so too, I wish I could hear a lot of the audio in many of the exercises but I guess they're still working on it? It'd be a lot easier to remember words and phrases if I can remember hearing them
When giving the hour, 4, 7 and 9 are exceptions, they are : 四時(よじ) Yoji 七時(しちじ) Shichiji 九時(くじ) Kuji
When giving minutes, the kanji 分 is read as ぷん(pun) in the following exceptions: 一分(いっぷん) Ippun 三分(さんぷん) Sanpun 四分(よんぷん) Yonpun 六分(ろっぷん) Roppun 八分(はっぷん) Happun 十分(じゅっぷん) Juppun
I've been seeing conflicting messages in other threads about 4 minutes. Some have said "yonpun", like you. Others have said "yonfun".
I Googled it and one response from a teacher on yesjapan.com forum said that both pronunciations are acceptable but "yonpun" is more common.
Hope that helps anyone who was confused like me!
*Yo-ji Yon-pun desu.
In standard Tokyo-based Japanese, we do not say よんじ／しじ, nor よんふん／しふん.
"Shi" is not often used because it's the same pronunciation as the word for "death", even though it uses different characters. Being superstitious, most Japanese say "yon" any time they can to avoid both confusion and bad luck.
The last example showed we do not need です but this example said i was wrong when i left it out. Help?
Its good to have an audio of uncorrect answers, and ability to take a closet look at single words of a sentence
SINCE the tiles MISPRONOUNCE the words, as used in the sentence, I wish they would pronounce ALL sentences. As is, even if I know the kanji, if I want to double check for exceptions in pronunciation (or to check the direct "reading!), I'm curved to click on comments, and scroll look for someone who has pointed out the EXACT pronunciation.
Also DUOLINVO SHOULD match tile Audi to reflect the actual pronunciation of the sentence.
Additionally, ALL When DuoLingo asks us to match a kanji with a PARTICULAR reading, They MUST FIX the audio recordings to MATCH the Reading THEY are Asking About. IT'S BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR, AND BURNING HAS BEEN DONE TO FIX THE ABSOLUTE, UNEQUIVOCALLY INCORRECT LESSONS.
We Keep a excusing DuoLingo. That was fine when First Released. But a great on, it is systematic, and PURPOSEFUL that they do NOT ads such issues. But they keep adding "features", that we done care about, are NOT part of the lessons, and at times Also buggy.
Is beyond giving DuoLingo a pass.
But what did they case? They keep collecting AD Money. And Subscription Money. And, in fact get users to Voluntarily watch additional ads (Money Donations).
I used to subscribe. I also used to Voluntarily watch additional ads. But NO MORE.
I REFUSE throwing money at them to BLATANTLY Refuse to CORRECT THEIR LESSONS, AND REFUSE TO ALLOW US TO INCREASE FONT SIZE (accessibility issue).
Imagine, I if you did that at your job. Once fund or, you'd be FIRED for not doing your job, or actively harming the company or is customers.
Lack of accountability vs corporate greed. Plus laziness. And Missouri that doesn't consider what is "Right". Just how to maximize money regardless.
And their main$$ is English. Everything else is simply optional.