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How to read 二、三日 [duplicate]

If you have the two separate words, it's 二日{ふつか} and 三日{みっか}. But how are they read together? ふた、みっか, に、さんにち, some combination thereof or something else entirely? Source sentence for the curious: ...
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Reading a number range [duplicate]

I have a bottle of 洗顔料(facial soap), and the instructions are: ご使用量の目安 ポンプ1~2回 (use about 1 to 2 pumps) If I were to read 1~2 aloud, how would I do it?
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How to pronounce 12歳〜14歳 [duplicate]

Could someone please explain how the Japanese would read the 〜 if they came across a range expressed like this: [12歳]{じゅうにさい}〜[14歳]{じゅうよんさい}
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Double/ordinal number expression [duplicate]

I would like to know the pronunciation for these following expressions: i) (1, 2日), (6, 7日), (7, 8日), (8, 9日), (8, 10日), (18~20日) ii) 第2日, 第3日, 第4日, 第5日, 第6日, 第7日, 第8日, 第9日, 第10日, 第20日
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how to read the symbol ~ [duplicate]

I found this sentence: 密漁グループは20~40代の男12人 The sealife poaching group consisted of 12 men in their 20s to 40s. https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASP2M53N1P2MIIPE012.html?iref=comtop_7_07 Since I can read ...
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What is the correct expression of 10/20, 20/30, 30/40 etc?

On a news report, I heard the phrase 四五{しご}十{じゅう}メートル and it got me thinking about how to express other number approximations. Are the following correct? 10 or 20 meters じゅうにじゅうメートル 20 or 30 ...
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How is 件 pronounced as a counter?

In my bank statement there is the following line above transactions. 1-6件を表示(全6件中) How is the above pronounced? What is the meaning of 中 in 件中?
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Is “… 半年もしくは一年間 …” unnatural?

"I studied for about 2 or 3 years." is natural while "I studied for about 3 or 2 years." is not. Notice that the time period length sequencing is from shortest to longest. Yet, in this audio clip at ...
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Expressing intervals of time, and AからBすると

Referring to cherry blossoms: 咲き始めてから1週間から10日ぐらいすると、たくさん花が咲いてきれいです。 After they start to bloom, from one week ???? lots of flowers will bloom and (look) pretty. I'm struggling to understand the ...
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When the chinese readings of first 10 days are used?

Usually japanese readings are used for the first 10 days like ついたち、ふつか、etc. Japanese wiki here shows readings like ごにち, ろくにち.. (You can just change the number in the url before the 日 to navigate). So ...
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How to pronounce 5,60年?

I came across this sentence: 5,60年後の人々の生活がどう変わっているかとても想像できません。 I cannot imagine how the lifestyles of people will change after fifty, sixty years. I am wondering how to pronounce the 5,60年 ...