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数字. The various spoken and written forms of words and characters covering digits, numbers, numerals, including derived forms such as ordinals.

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Why is 1st floor written as ikkai いっかい?

Should it not be い かい as I thought the counter for floors was -kai ?
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What does 週一 mean?

Trying to understand this tweet: 日曜日は掃除の日。新しく買った掃除機が良すぎる!忙しいと週一とかになりがちな掃除機がけも、これでマメにやれそう♪( ´▽`)ルンバと迷ったけどこっちにしてよかった!やっぱり掃除は自分でしたいしね。 I understood everything up to 週一. What does that sentence say?
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How to refer to a place by number

Suppose I'm at a bank and all the service counters are numbered. How can you say something like: Please come to counter number 2. If all the counters were active and numbered in order then I guess ...
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Is 千{せん} a “current” number construct?

The reason why I ask this question is because of the pattern I've seen with Japanese numbers. Once you have to repeat a number to describe itself, you get a new unit. For example, 十十 = 百, 百百 = 万, 万万 = ...
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Are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4… also considered Romaji?

Are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4....... also considered Romaji? If they are not written using kanji?
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Why 112 is pronounced as ippyakujuuni instead of ichihyakujuuni?

I ran across Jim Breen's page (http://nihongo.monash.edu/jnumbers.html) regarding numbers, it links to an image (provided below) which I found confusing. It reads 112 as ippyakujuuni, and 1386 as ...
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Is a の said after the first three digtis of 10 phone number?

Lets say my phone number is (123)456-7890. Should I pronounce it as: いちにさん よんごろくの ななはちきゅうゼロ or いちにさんの よんごろくの ななはちきゅうゼロ
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Numbering pages (ex. PAGE ONE)

Although it might seem a tad pointless, I am trying to number pages in a document without using Arabic numerals (0, 1, 2 etc.). I would like the reading to similar to "PAGE ONE" or "FIRST PAGE." I'm ...
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How egregious a mistake is it to use the wrong reading for a number when counting?

I've learned that the readings for numbers in the context of counting have many irregularities to them (like 二十日 for example). I'm wondering how noticeable it would be to get them wrong. For instance,...
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How to count with rare counters

How do you pronounce "1–10 + some counter"? I have seen lists of common counters, but they may not contain less common counters, such as ~話 or ~膳. How do I know how to count with rare counters?
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Why use 「一〇点」 instead of 「十点」 and how do I read it?

I'm reading the Japanese version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. When Oliver Wood is explaining Quidditch rules to Harry, he says: 輪に入るたびに一〇点だ。 Why say 「一〇点」 instead of 「十点」? How do I ...
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Reading numbers in Japanese numeral-by-numeral instead of as a number

I was taught that generally numbers in Japanese should be read as: 123 => ひゃく にじゅう さん However, I was wonder if there is any case where the numbers are read one-by-one, like: 123 => いち に さん I ...
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Listing using ひとつ?

I learned from Nihongoresources that: An interesting note is on the "number of problems" I mentioned; while in English you would list problems (or rules, or whatever) as "First, ....., second, ........
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What are the ゴロ番, and how do they work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Rules for slang of Japanese numbers They seem to be some form of replacing kana sounds with numbers to spell things with numbers. Are these actually used anywhere "real"? or ...
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Hifumi vs Ichi Ni San

一二三 in Japanese is read as ichi ni san to mean, one two three. But it can also be read as hifumi. What does hifumi mean? From http://quest-for-japan.com/others/one-to-ten-in-japanese-2/ , it says it ...
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How would you say “please give me 10 of this”?

for example, これを一つください is please give me 10 of this. then how should I say if it were 10, 11, 12, and more...?
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What is the correct pronunciation of 唯一

For the word (or composition of two words): 唯一, sometimes also written as: 唯一つ, Two possible pronunciations come to my mind: ゆいいつ [yuiitsu] -onyomi and ただ ひとつ [tada hitotsu] -kunyomi Which one is ...
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日本人は日本語で番号を書くなら、アメリカの小数点かヨーロッパのを書きますの?

皆さん、こんにちは! 日本人は日本語に番号を書くことを学びますなら、 アメリカ風の小数点(1.0)か、ヨーロッパ風の(1,0)を書くことを学びますか? 日本語だけで尋ねてみたいですよ。 でも私の日本語もよくないんで、すみません。:) ありがとう!:D エディット:今、日本語だけで、英語じゃないです。
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What does 1500万0000円 mean on a price display?

I'm a bit confused by the price display in a sushi restaurant video, see https://youtu.be/V1g0yIBTDjQ?t=608 Do I misread the number or is this a joke (the video has an unusual cut there)? It shows ...
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Reading and translation for “1日目”, “2日目”, “3日目”, etc

I have a list referring to days of classes that reads this way: 1日目 - Ichinichime - Day 1 2日目 - Futsukame - Day 2 3日目 - Mikkame - Day 3 4日目 - Yokkame - Day 4 5日目 - Itsukame - Day 5 And so on (until ...
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What is the meaning of 七五三 in the sentence, 七五三のしゃしんです。

I was looking at the following sentence under a picture that I unfortunately cannot provide: 七五三のしゃしんです。 I believe the sentence reads "It's a picture of 753"... which doesn't make sense. I know ...
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Are typhoons more commonly referred to by number or name?

Do Japanese ever assign a name to a typhoon, or are they always numbered? In most countries the name is more commonly used.
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Question about the characters on Japanese Yen banknotes

Apologies in advance if this is not the best place for this question. Apologies also that I couldn't "tag" this question very well as I had to fight with the tagging system for 5 minutes before I ...
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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 ...
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つ at the end of a number

I just recently started to learn Japanese and I am a bit confused with some numbers. For example, what is the difference between 七 (なな) and 七つ (ななつ). Is there no difference? Is it just another way of ...
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Do people say じゅういち or いちいち when saying 11?

I heard this sentence. 仕事はひまでしたが、うちでよるいちいちまでレポートを書いています。 I looked up いちいち and it could mean 11 or one-by-one or separately. I'm guessing this in sentence it's saying 11. However, I'm wondering if ...
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How to say “to” as in “2 to 3 puppies”, “100 to 120 cm”, “June 3rd to July 4th”, “2010-2015” in Japanese? [duplicate]

What is the correct way to say "to" as in, for example, "2 to 3 puppies", "100 to 120 cm", "from June 3rd to July 4th", "from 2010 to 2015" in Japanese? And does that way apply to spellings with the ...
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Different ways of saying “single”?

I am trying to translate basic combat to Japanese, but find myself struggling as to which form of "x of this" to use. I am currently trying to figure out how to say "single," as in "single punch," ...
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How to know what Okurigana signify? [closed]

For example, the kanji for "one" has a kun reading of "hito(tsu)." I looked it up and found that it's the difference between "one" and "one thing," but how could you have known that without ...
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What does it mean when a number is followed by こ

れいぞうこ の なか に ケーキ は 3こ ありました. せんしゅう 、かんじ を 20こ おぼえ ました. In the above examples, why does こ come after the number? Is it a counter? If yes, at what instances can it be used? If not, please advise ...
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Do Roman numerals have on and kun readings?

I know that kanji numbers can be read using on and kun readings. Does the same apply to Roman numerals?
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Can anybody here substantiate this anecdote in V. I. Arnold's book “Yesterday and long ago”?

It can be found on page 124 of the edition I own and it goes as follows: The abstract idea of a number (independent of what is counted) is not evident, and abstract numbers do not exist in some ...
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Why does japanese have kanji for numbers? [duplicate]

Because when you go to some japanese website you they always type it like 1,2,3,4,5 just normal like in english
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How do Japanese people group numbers? [duplicate]

Do Japanese people group numbers in 3 or 4? (100,000,000 vs 10,0000,0000)
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How do I say 2100 and 2210 in terms of the 100 and the 10?

Is 2100 nisen hyaku or nisen yihyaku ? Similarly for 2210, nisen nihyaku juu or nisen nihyaku yijuu ?