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The nins

Postby Iwark » Sun 09.17.2006 10:27 pm

Now guys, it's time to count the nins.

First is 一人=ひとり, then it's 二人=ふとり,三人=さんにん、四人=よにん、六人=ろくにん、七人=しちにん、八人=はちにん、九人=きゅうにん、と署l=じゅうにん。

If there is a mistake, please correct me.
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RE: The nins

Postby tanuki » Sun 09.17.2006 10:35 pm

八人=八人、九人=九人


You didn't write the pronounciation for those two.

EDIT: Oh, you did now. :)
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RE: The nins

Postby chikara » Sun 09.17.2006 10:37 pm

二人 = ふたり

10 people = 署l
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RE: The nins

Postby Zounoko » Sun 09.17.2006 10:38 pm

九人=ろくにん

wanna check that one? <g>

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RE: The nins

Postby Oyaji » Sun 09.17.2006 10:39 pm

Where did 五人 go?
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RE: The nins

Postby chikara » Sun 09.17.2006 10:42 pm

Oyaji wrote:
Where did 五人 go?

Is that a pun :D

It's a moving target. Iwark keeps editing the original.
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RE: The nins

Postby Iwark » Sun 09.17.2006 10:43 pm

Oyaji wrote:
Where did 五人 go?


しまった。すみません。

Zounoko wrote:
九人=ろくにん

wanna check that one? <g>

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Why do you want tme to check this out?
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RE: The nins

Postby chikara » Sun 09.17.2006 10:49 pm

Because 九人 = きゅうにん
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RE: The nins

Postby Iwark » Sun 09.17.2006 10:53 pm

chikara wrote:
Because 九人 = きゅうにん


すみません。I didn't watch where I'm typing..
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RE: The nins

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 09.17.2006 11:31 pm

一人 is ひとり, except when it is いちにん
二人 is ふたり, except when it is ににん

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RE: The nins

Postby Shibakoen » Sun 09.17.2006 11:54 pm

One thing I never quite figured out is when you use 人 vs. 目 to count people. Probably simple...
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RE: The nins

Postby Zounoko » Sun 09.17.2006 11:59 pm

目 or 名?

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RE: The nins

Postby Iwark » Mon 09.18.2006 12:11 am

Zounoko wrote:
目 or 名?

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What do you mean by that?
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RE: The nins

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 09.18.2006 12:30 am

Shibakoen wrote:
One thing I never quite figured out is when you use 人 vs. 目 to count people. Probably simple...


Easy, you never use 目 to count people. You do sometimes use 名, though.

目(め)
名(めい)

The 名 style is a bit more stiff/formal. You'll encounter it at restaurants (お客様は何名様ですか?).

To fudge just a bit:

Sometimes you do use 目 when counting people.....but you can also use it for counting anything else. 目 is an "ordinal suffix" (difference between 1, 2, 3 and 1st, 2nd, 3rd).

So 三人 is "three people" while 三人目 is "the third person".

See?
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RE: The nins

Postby Iwark » Mon 09.18.2006 10:35 am

わかった。さー、つづけるぞう。処齔l=じゅういちにん、藷?l=じゅうににん、庶O人=じゅうさんにん、庶l人=じゅうよさん、曙ワ人=じゅうごにん、序Z人=じゅうろくにん、庶オ人=じゅうしちにん、諸ェ人=じゅうはちにん、暑辮l=じゅうきゅうにん。

Let me know if there is a mistake. I'm going to use another there is a mistake. I'm going to use another computer, so I may not type in nihongo..

Mike Cash wrote:

Easy, you never use 目 to count people. You do sometimes use 名, though.

目(め)
名(めい)

The 名 style is a bit more stiff/formal. You'll encounter it at restaurants (お客様は何名様ですか?).

To fudge just a bit:

Sometimes you do use 目 when counting people.....but you can also use it for counting anything else. 目 is an "ordinal suffix" (difference between 1, 2, 3 and 1st, 2nd, 3rd).

So 三人 is "three people" while 三人目 is "the third person".

See?


はい、わかった。
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