Is the audio correct?
The fourth and the eighth sound very similar, but they are not the same. I forget which has the longer 'u'.
I believe the eighth day (八日) is pronounced ようか (youka), while the fourth day (四日) is よっか (yokka). I hope this helps!
はい。ありがとうございます! I can really hear the differences in the examples on forvo now! If only I can remember which is which...
Make your own mnemonic rule. Eight is more than four, and it takes more strokes to write ようか than よっか...
It gave me the word "eighth" as an option and I didn't notice the final "h" until my answer was marked as wrong T-T
People, always check all the options before submitting the answer
4th has a little tsu (yokka), 8th has a longer "u" sound (youka), for anyone confused.
Is it true that the audio actually means "it takes until the eighth"? And not "it takes eight days"?
"the eighth" (of a month) and "eight days" are the same word in Japanese, 八日, ようか.
The only one that's pronounced differently is 一日, which is ついたち for "first day of the month" and いちにち for "one day".
Perhaps "it takes until the eighth" would be written "あの 八日 まで かかりました"? to emphasise the difference.
Thanks Ginkkou for the tip
～日【か】counter for days (date)
more about days and months pronunciations here:
Thanks it helps to organize learning
Would you mind to explain to me why there is not the [kk]/small ク in days and years when talking about something that took X days and years to be done?
Thank you for being always helpful. Greetings from
My phone auto corrected eight to right. F
It says I am wrong every time, even though I give the correct solution
I kept looking for "yon" in the word bank. XD Then I was all "Wait. Wasn't there another one I thought 'well, that's going to be confusing' when I was taking notes on this?"
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm for what?
For Giorno to become a mafia boss, why?
Why isnt 'it takes 8 days' accepted??
General question; but can you also just say: "It took days to finish."
My Mac sounds like yokka instead of hakka
It is "ようか", "youka". Japanese counting systems are totally different to numbers - what fun!