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Count to a million in Japanese

The Japanese number system is one of the most logical systems in the world. You only need to know 13 kanji and some basic rules to count from 1 to a million. These cards will show you how the system works in several examples and teach you the 13 kanji (with hiragana and romanji included, no English) in 25 cards. A Japanese keyboard is highly recommended.


Feedback appreciated. :)

EDIT: The deck now has on-yomi. There is a notecard explaining what that means. You don't have to add the card to your learning pile, there should be an option to hide the card.

August 1, 2017



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Hello. I studied the cards, and this is my feedback:

  • 四 has two pronunciations: よん and し (Example: 四月 is pronounced しがつ)

  • 七 has two pronunciations: なな and しち (Example: 七月 is pronounced しちがつ)

  • 九 has two pronunciations: きゅう and く (Example: 九月 is pronounced くがつ)

  • The kanji on the (100) card was 白 (pronounced はく), which means white. The correct kanji is 百

  • 千 has two pronunciations: せん and ち . (Famous example: The Ghibli anime movie Spirited away, where Chihiro 千尋 is forced to sign away part of her name to the witch, so it becomes Sen 千)

  • The 百 on the 三百六十五 card was written in hiragana as ひゃく, but it should be びゃくaccording to the Rendaku rule


ありがとう for your reply. I edited the deck accordingly and made a notecard for kun-yomi/on-yomi (for the newer learners of Japanese).


どういたしまして ^_^.

While we're on the subject, can I make a request for a new deck? You already made (Numbers), so how about (Counters)? If you studied the topic, then you already know that unlike English, counting in Japanese is not done by attaching the number to the object being counted, but rather to a counter that depends on the type, size, and shape of that object.

For example: Flat objects (papers, CDs, etc.) are counted using 枚 (まい), and while in English we say (1 paper, 2 papers), in Japanese it becomes 一枚、二枚, and so on. I think counters are an important feature of Japanese language, so it may be very useful if you introduce some of the common counters in a deck, where each set contains for example, how to count a certain object from 1 to 3, or something like that .


That's a good idea. I'll have to read up on that topic some more to start planning for that but it's doable and I do agree that a deck that teaches counter words would be useful. :)


That's great, thank you!


thanks;) it's your tiny cards?


Yes, I made the deck myself. :)

And you're welcome.


Do you will make more tiny cards for me in japaneese?


Is there anything is particular you have in mind? Animals, colors, food?.... I don't mind making more cards but I would like some ideas.


I mean for example : colors,alphabet ( katakana and hiragana) and many more .


Duolingo already has Hiragana and Katakana decks in case you need them

Hiragana: https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/d84bbf83-7b3b-4472-888e-f9a10e7a918d

Katakana: https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/af3670c5-77e9-45dd-9e05-feb04c92de14

As for everything else, I have a few things planned for the future.


The hiragana section mixes hiragana and katakana. Wouldn't it be better to stick to all hiragana; or katakana for on readings and hiragana for kun readings?


Sorry about that, I wrote the hiragana using the Japanese keyboard on PC and it gave me some trouble selecting the characters (to the point where I had to copy and paste some kanji from google translate). Only the numbers 3 and 4 had this problem, I made sure of this. Thank you for telling me.


it's useful,thank you!!

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