fbpx
[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.98″ background_size=”initial” background_repeat=”repeat-y” custom_margin=”0px||30px|” custom_padding=”0px||0px|” inner_shadow=”on”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.19.14″ make_equal=”on” use_custom_width=”on” custom_width_px=”1280px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.15″ text_font_size=”12px”]

Home » Vocabulary » How to Tell Time in Japanese

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row custom_padding=”0px||0px|” custom_margin=”0px||0px|” make_equal=”on” _builder_version=”3.19.14″ use_custom_width=”on” custom_width_px=”1280px”][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Vocab Left Menu 2″ _builder_version=”3.19.15″ disabled=”off” disabled_on=”on|on|” saved_tabs=”all” global_module=”41118″ custom_padding=”35px||5px|”]

VOCABULARY PAGES

[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Edit Content Here” _builder_version=”3.19.15″ parallax=”on” border_radii=”on|1px|1px|1px|1px” border_color_all=”#096096″ module_alignment=”left” custom_padding=”35px||5px|”]

How to Tell Time in Japanese

Telling the time in Japanese isn’t too difficult, but it takes some practice. You will need to know the basics of counting in Japanese (see here).

 


 

Very simply the formula is:

Hour number + 時 ji + Minutes number + 分 fun

The trick is, the 分 changes with some numbers. It is recommended to learn the following chart:

 

Vocabulary needed:
時間 jikan time
午後 gogo afternoon; P.M.
午前 gozen morning; A.M.
mae before
Minutes: (the * means irregular pronunciation)
時間 jikan – Time
午前 gozen – A.M. (morning)
午後 gogo – P.M. (afternoon)
前 mae – Before (before the hour)1:15 P.M. – gogo ichiji juugofun
7 A.M. – gozen shichiji
6:30 – rokuji sanjuupun
6:31 – rokuji sanjuu ippun
6:45 P.M. – gogo rokuji yonjuugo fun
15 ’til 7 – shichiji juugo fun mae
*一分 ippun 1 minute
二分 ni fun 2 minutes
三分 san pun 3 minutes
四分 yon pun 4 minutes
五分 go fun 5 minutes
*六分 roppun 6 minutes
七分 nana fun 7 minutes
*八分 happun or hachifun 8 minutes
九分 kyuu fun 9 minutes
*十分 juppun 10 minutes
*十一分 juu ippun 11 minutes

There are two pronunciation changes going on here.

1) Changes to the number itself
2) Changes to the ‘fun’

1) Changes to the number itself
The number is changed in 1, 6, 8 (sometimes) and 10:

Normal Number: Changed Number:
ichi
roku
hachi
juu
一分 ippun
六分 roppun
八分 happun (or often はちふん)
十分 juppun (without the extra う)

2) Changes to the ‘fun’
The 分 can change to ‘pun’ or sometimes ‘bun’ after some sounds. Please note, this is highly regional and the following should be used as a guide for further study.

Affected Numbers
一分 ippun
三分 san pun
四分 yon pun 六分 roppun
八分 happun (or often はちふん)
十分 juppun
[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Vocab Mobile Menu 2″ _builder_version=”3.19.15″ saved_tabs=”all” global_module=”41121″ disabled=”off” disabled_on=”||on”]

VOCABULARY PAGES

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Content Ad” _builder_version=”3.6″ saved_tabs=”all” global_module=”34400″ button_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_text_size__hover=”null” button_one_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_text_size__hover=”null” button_two_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_text_size__hover=”null” button_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_text_color__hover=”null” button_one_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_text_color__hover=”null” button_two_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_text_color__hover=”null” button_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_width__hover=”null” button_one_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_width__hover=”null” button_two_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_width__hover=”null” button_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_color__hover=”null” button_one_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_color__hover=”null” button_two_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_color__hover=”null” button_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_radius__hover=”null” button_one_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_radius__hover=”null” button_two_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_radius__hover=”null” button_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_letter_spacing__hover=”null” button_one_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_letter_spacing__hover=”null” button_two_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_letter_spacing__hover=”null” button_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_bg_color__hover=”null” button_one_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_bg_color__hover=”null” button_two_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_bg_color__hover=”null”]

Love TheJapanesePage.com? Help sponsor us for even $1 and get exclusive content, and early access to Makoto e-Zine Japanese Lessons and Readers on Patreon. Click the image below to learn more.learn Japanese on patreon

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Enjoy & Happy Sharing!” _builder_version=”3.0.98″ background_layout=”light” text_font=”Dancing Script|700|||||||” text_font_size=”41px” text_text_color=”#096096″ saved_tabs=”all” global_module=”30020″]

Enjoy & Happy Sharing!

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_sidebar admin_label=”Social Share” _builder_version=”3.0.97″ area=”et_pb_widget_area_9″ orientation=”left” show_border=”off” background_layout=”light” header_font=”||on||||||” button_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_text_size__hover=”null” button_one_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_text_size__hover=”null” button_two_text_size__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_text_size__hover=”null” button_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_text_color__hover=”null” button_one_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_text_color__hover=”null” button_two_text_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_text_color__hover=”null” button_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_width__hover=”null” button_one_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_width__hover=”null” button_two_border_width__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_width__hover=”null” button_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_color__hover=”null” button_one_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_color__hover=”null” button_two_border_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_color__hover=”null” button_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_border_radius__hover=”null” button_one_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_border_radius__hover=”null” button_two_border_radius__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_border_radius__hover=”null” button_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_letter_spacing__hover=”null” button_one_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_letter_spacing__hover=”null” button_two_letter_spacing__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_letter_spacing__hover=”null” button_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_bg_color__hover=”null” button_one_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_one_bg_color__hover=”null” button_two_bg_color__hover_enabled=”off” button_two_bg_color__hover=”null” /][et_pb_comments _builder_version=”3.0.106″ show_avatar=”on” show_reply=”on” show_count=”off” background_layout=”light” header_font_size_tablet=”51″ header_line_height_tablet=”2″ custom_button=”off” button_icon_placement=”right” /][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_4″][et_pb_sidebar area=”sidebar-1″ show_border=”off” _builder_version=”3.6″ border_radii=”on|0px|0px|0px|0px” header_font=”|700|||||||” header_text_color=”#ffffff” background_layout=”dark” body_text_color=”#2ea3f2″ header_text_align=”center” saved_tabs=”all” global_module=”29980″ /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
0 0 vote
Article Rating

Subscribe
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Subscribe to Makoto+ for a few bucks a month and get Makoto ezine, haiku lessons, repetition and shadowing, tongue twisters, and much more!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Check out our growing library of our highly-discounted, instant downloadable digital bundles.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL BUNDLES

Polish your Japanese!

Get your FREE email courses, or Become a Makoto+ Member.

__CONFIG_colors_palette__{"active_palette":0,"config":{"colors":{"62516":{"name":"Main Accent","parent":-1}},"gradients":[]},"palettes":[{"name":"Default Palette","value":{"colors":{"62516":{"val":"rgb(236, 248, 248)","hsl":{"h":180,"s":0.46,"l":0.95}}},"gradients":[]}}]}__CONFIG_colors_palette__
FREE EMAIL COURSES
__CONFIG_colors_palette__{"active_palette":0,"config":{"colors":{"62516":{"name":"Main Accent","parent":-1}},"gradients":[]},"palettes":[{"name":"Default Palette","value":{"colors":{"62516":{"val":"rgb(236, 248, 248)","hsl":{"h":180,"s":0.46,"l":0.95}}},"gradients":[]}}]}__CONFIG_colors_palette__
BECOME A MAKOTO+ MEMBER

Advertise Here
>
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x