Japanese online lession 5 – How to say what time is it in japanese

Written by Jpbasic on December 11th, 2011

vocabulary:  いま(now)、はん(half)、なんじ(what time)、なんぷん(what minute)、ごぜん(a.m., moring)、ごご(p.m.,afternoon)、あさ(morning)、ひる(daytime, noon)、けさ(this morning)、こんばん(tonight)、えーと(well, let me see)、ニューヨーク(New York)、ペキン(Beijing)、ロンドン(London)、バンコク(Bangkok)…

1. なん is used with a counter suffix to ask questions concerning number or amounts. Therefore, the word なんじ (なんぷん) is used to ask the time.

ex, いま なんじ ですか。What time is it now?

ニューヨーク は いま なんじ ですか。 In New York what time is it now?

2. To express time, the counter suffixes 時 (じ)(o’clock) and 分(ふん)(minutes) are ased. 分 is read ふん  after 2,5,7,9 and ぷん after 1,3,4,6,8 or 10.

1,6,8, and 10 are read  いっ、ろっ、はっ、じゅっ before ぷん

ex,

2時10分

にじ

じゅっぷん

4.15

よじ

じゅうごふん

7.20

しちじ

にじゅっぷん

9.25

くじ

にじゅうごふん

Conversation:

Listen online - 5a

A: すみません、いま なんじ ですか。

B: —-1—–

A: あ、どうも。

Listen online -5b

 

A: —-2—–

B: —-3—–

A: はい

B: あ、そうですね。じゃ、おわりましょう

 

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6 Responses to “Japanese online lession 5 – How to say what time is it in japanese”

  1. Yay Says:

    (1): 6時20分です。
    (2):あのう、先先。。。12時50分です。
    (3):ええ、50分。

  2. Binh Says:

    1. 6時20分
    2.あのう、先生。。。12時50分です。
    3.え、50ぷん。

  3. thai Says:

    (1):roku ji nijuppun desu.
    (2):anou sensei, jyuni ji gojuppun desu.
    (3):ee, gojuppundesu?

  4. NGUYỄN THỊ HIẾU Says:

    Arigatou gozai masu

  5. NGUYỄN THỊ HIẾU Says:

    I was a Chemistry teacher and now i retired .I like learning foreign language.I learned English one year ago and now i am learning Japanese with ASANO SEN SEI at Foreign language centre in Vĩnhlong city. I am not good listening skil ,i want to improve my listening skill so that i want to learn more Japanese in Internet .I feel very happy when i read and write JAPANESE.Thank you very much this program.

  6. NGUYỄN THỊ HIẾU Says:

    ASANO SENSEI from TOKUYAMA UNIVERSITY IN JAPAN.We study free.Thanks for TOKUYAMA UNIVERSITY and ASANO SEN SEI.

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