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"It takes three weeks."

Translation:三週間かかります。

August 5, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SkyOwlKey

Counting weeks is easier than counting days (imho).

1 週間 - いっしゅうかん

2 週間 - にしゅうかん

3 週間 - さんしゅうかん

4 週間 - よんしゅうかん

6 週間 - ろくしゅうかん

7 週間 - ななしゅうかん

8 週間 - はっしゅうかん

9 週間 - きゅうしゅうかん

10 週間 - じゅっしゅうかん

20 週間 - にじゅっしゅうかん


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MouliZoR

Thanks a lot Skye! But you missed "5 weeks". Is it 「5週間」 - いつしゅうかん?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/testmoogle

5週間 - ごしゅうかん


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShesTwoTents

Why does "week" require the 間 kanji? Day and month don't.....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel317593

週 is spoken shuu and 間 is kan, first means week, second period. Only in week it is not optional, each other timespan can have it, like jikan 時間.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/satwita

I wondered the same.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Animiles

Days and months also do. For example, may (the 5th month) is 五月 (ごがつ) , but 5 months is 五ヶ月 (ごかげつ). 5 years in Japanese is 五年間 (ごねんかん).

Counting days or speaking about days of the month is a mess so I can't really give examples on those.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roseanna53506

Why is it not 三ヶ月?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roseanna53506

Nevermind I realized I was thinking months not weeks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rosemarymo4

Why did it marked me wrong for using the kanji form 掛かります?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CalLombardi

Im wondering the same thing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zhming0

Is 周 used differently from 週?

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