- 1 Why is it called Hatachi?
- 2 Is seven Shichi or Nana?
- 3 What does desu mean in anime?
- 4 What does Gakusei mean in English?
- 5 What is Oikutsu in Japanese?
- 6 How do you say 9 in Japanese?
- 7 Why is there no 4th floor in Japan?
- 8 Is Nana 7 in Japanese?
- 9 How do you write 5 in kanji?
- 10 What does the number 4 mean in Japanese?
Why is it called Hatachi?
This one is a cultural things~ 20 is a special milestones for Japanese. The age where they can start drinking alcohol, smoking, or voting. That is why when counting for years, Japanese use はたち[hatachi] instead of じゅうにさい [Juu ni sai]. Note that hatachi means 20 years old, so you don’t need any さい [sai] after it.
Is seven Shichi or Nana?
Nana is the most common reading of 7, however shichi is often acceptable, for example when naming months.
What does desu mean in anime?
Desu is a polite Japanese linking verb meaning “to be” as well other forms of the verb. Western fans of anime and manga sometimes add it to the end of sentences to sound cute and imitate Japanese.
What does Gakusei mean in English?
My instructor explained that one meaning for 生 was “ scholar ”: I was a 学生 (gakusei, study/scholar, student) and she was a 先生 (sensei, ahead/scholar, teacher; i.e., one who has studied ahead of others).
What is Oikutsu in Japanese?
Oikutsu is polite Nan sai desu ka sounds a little bit directly. Oikutsu desu ka is a polite way of saying about it.
How do you say 9 in Japanese?
Nine (9) is 九 (kyuu, pronounced “kyoo”).
Why is there no 4th floor in Japan?
Hospitals in Japan omit floors four and nine for an understandable reason. The Japanese word for four sounds like the word for death, while ‘nine’ sounds like ‘pain’. Neither a pleasant thought during a hospital visit.
Is Nana 7 in Japanese?
Nana is one pronunciation for the number 7 in the Japanese language, and is the one more commonly used. In anime and manga, it’s sometimes used as a feminine name with possible double meaning.
How do you write 5 in kanji?
- kanji: 五
- hiragana: ご
What does the number 4 mean in Japanese?
There are six unlucky numbers in Japanese. Traditionally, 4 is unlucky because it is sometimes pronounced shi, which is the word for death. Sometimes levels or rooms with 4 don’t exist in hospitals or hotels.