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Date: 07/23/13 06:20 PM

50 Responses to Japanese Girls Guess English Number Names [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm
    Link: Japanese Girls Guess English Number Names - Sure they`re wrong. But they`re wrong in a way that`s both logical and cute.
  2. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm
    that is cute X3
  3. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    LOL geez, don`t you hate those stupid trick questions?
    >.<
    (I think that this possesses all of the right components to qualify for `Aww of the Day`.)
  4. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32825 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm
    I happily approve of the cat ears!

    Cute girls of any nation = win!
  5. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm
    d`aww
  6. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36691 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Stupid little minx.
  7. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    I hope they`re not asked how to spell infinity!

  8. Profile photo of Magentab0b
    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    Aww. That was cute.
  9. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm
    Considering they don`t have a sound like the English "R" then "Fow" is acceptable pronunciation for "four" (I would also accept "Foal") and "Eito" is acceptable for "Eight" with an accent.
  10. Profile photo of YANKmyDOODLE
    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    close enough
  11. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    It`s only funny until you try to imagine American girls trying to guess Japanese number pronunciation.
  12. Profile photo of MadnessLvl2
    MadnessLvl2 Male 18-29
    144 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    I can only count to Ich, Ni, San, Gi and I`m not sure I spelled all those right lol.
  13. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm
    I have the sense some of you may be overlooking the 100 and 1000 parts of the picture. Hint: It`s not the 4 or the 8 errors that make this funny.
  14. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm
    Teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen :D
  15. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 12:45 am
    How many of you can guess these numbers in Japanese?
  16. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 12:47 am
    I once misread a number in Korean at the ATM and withdrew the equivalent of a thousand US dollars for a night out.

    And it wasn`t enough.
  17. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 12:48 am
    Actually for that matter, how many of you can say these numbers in Spanish or French (your neighbouring countries` languages)?
  18. Profile photo of TheOrigin
    TheOrigin Male 18-29
    500 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 1:25 am
    MadnessLvl2: Four is pronounced "shi" or "yon" as shi, shinu means dead, death.

    Landogriffin: theu do have the R sound. They lack the L sound and these two cause mayor confusion.

    The only thing they lack as per R sound is R standalone, as they only have syllabic alphabet where only single standing consonant is N. All other are connected to vowels.

    Also, the girls are Tanaka Reina and Michishige Sayumi from the pop band Morning Musume. And the girl on the left looks a fair bit like Ishikawa Rika.

    Used to have a crush on Reina, she is cute, funny and a bit of a smart mouthed badass.
  19. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 3:01 am
    @ Draculya: I can say them in Squirrel. Does that count?
  20. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 4:05 am
    Ichi, ni, san, roku,... that`s all I remember (and, no, I`m in no way sure I`m spelling them correctly).
  21. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 4:05 am
    Or that they`re in the right order!
  22. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 4:05 am
    50% is sometimes considered a reasonable exam pass
  23. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 4:07 am
    (*sigh* and of course AFTER I post a comment, I read MadnessLvl2`s comment)
  24. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 4:32 am
    One thing you can say about pretty Japanese women:

    Even when they`re incorrect, they can`t go wrong.
  25. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
    1597 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 5:01 am
    Interesting seeing their thought process with the length of the word synonymous with how many zeros it has. Like 800 would be eeeito? Is that maybe because of their use of symbols in language as well as maths?

    Also

    It would be great if the higher the number, the louder you shouted. Like, ten, one huuuundreeeeed, A THOOOOOUSAAAAAAND!

  26. Profile photo of Wibble4321
    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
    414 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 5:58 am
    Dr. Sexy - not sure about that. Difficult to sound properly with a western alphabet but 10, 100, 1000 is jyu, hyaku, sen (specifically i-sen one thousand as opposed to ni-sen two thousand or san-zen three thousand).

    It rather goes off the rails then because Japan uses 10,000 counters, not 1,000s.

    So you have 10,000 - ichi man. then 100,000,000 which is 10000 * 10000 = ichi oku.

    Helpfully the largest bank note you`ll come across is the ichi man (y)en note (10000 yen), which is usually near as you need to $100. Ichi oku (y)en then is roughly $1m.
  27. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
    1597 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 6:06 am
    So it`s pretty similar then, I gave these girls too much credit.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 24, 2013 at 6:30 am
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 6:41 am
    " Is that maybe because of their use of symbols in language as well as maths?"

    correct me if i am wrong, but letters in all languages are symbols. The alphabet we use is made up of 26 symbols, also math is a language that is made up entirely of symbols as well. But i get what you mean. My understanding is that in japan they have 3 different alphabets but only one language, and i think its the rules for expressing numerals in the phonetic katakana that you are thinking of.
  30. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2013 at 7:42 am
    that was stuuupid
  31. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 24, 2013 at 8:19 am
    @Squrlz4Sale yes, it does count, as long as it`s a Japanese squirrel
  32. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 8:38 am
    [quote">Ichi, ni, san, roku,... that`s all I remember (and, no, I`m in no way sure I`m spelling them correctly).[/quote">

    clickie
  33. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6963 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 9:26 am
    A fun way to count is the old sheep counting system of NW England. Several variations, including;
    yan, tan, tethera, pethera, pimp, sethera, methera, hoverer, coverer, dik, yanadik, tanadik, tetheradik, petheradik, bumfits, yanabumfits, tanabumfits, tetherabumfits, metherabumfits, figgits.

    When you get to 20 (figgits) you put a stone in your pocket and start again. So if you end up with 59 sheep you have tan figgits metherabumfits.
  34. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 9:27 am
    @ Draculya: LOL. Oh, drat. I forgot about that.

    @ Langer: The perfect link. Thanks!

    @ TheOrigin: I`m most impressed that you know who these girls are. I must say, the one in the middle? Ineffably beautiful.
  35. Profile photo of Jake_Justus
    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 10:01 am
    Now THIS is counting.
  36. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 10:15 am
    awww they`re cute.
  37. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    Uber cute
  38. Profile photo of TheOrigin
    TheOrigin Male 18-29
    500 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale: Ah yes, that would be Michishige Sayumi. Damn cute, albeit a bit full of herself (although many argue that that`s her persona and not her real self)..

    They are members of a famous pop band and although their music does not appeal to me (ok maybe except for one song that is just...just freaking catchy), they had their own TV shows and several episodes were genuinely hilarious.

    I`ll try to submit something, maybe Fancy will let it go through...
  39. Profile photo of LemonCurry
    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    "How many of you can guess these numbers in Japanese?"
    ------------
    the big difference being that japanese will have had 6-12 years of english at school.

    it`s always nice to see stupidity / laziness turned into a virtue.
  40. Profile photo of LemonCurry
    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    "Used to have a crush on Reina, she is cute (...)"
    ---------
    you might want to have a chat with dr. freud.
  41. Profile photo of LemonCurry
    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    i can count in piraha:

    hoi, hoi. end of counting. :D

    (background at MIT news)
  42. Profile photo of LemonCurry
    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    rofl @lordjim (wow, and this does exist!)
  43. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    @ LemonCurry: That article you`ve linked to is *astounding*. Submit it! Really interesting--it should be given a wider audience.
  44. Profile photo of LemonCurry
    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 6:48 am
    @Squrlz4Sale:

    i`m so happy to hear that someone is sharing my interest in linguistic peculiarities! i can read hours on different counting systems, grammatical constructions, phonetic complexity (hawaiian vs. khoisan!), etc.

    i`ll submit the article, thanks for the recommendation! :-)
  45. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3336 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 11:00 pm
    @LemonCurry
    shi
    go
    roku
    nana
    hachi
    kyu
    ju
    hyaku
    sen
  46. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3336 posts
    July 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm
    in my language
    1 shuis
    2 waiini
    3 paiini
    4 wachiwieni
    5 manigin
    6 navaiini
    7 navaikavani
    8 vavachuvini
    9 soag4umsueni
    10 tog4umesueni
  47. Profile photo of TheOrigin
    TheOrigin Male 18-29
    500 posts
    July 26, 2013 at 12:20 am
    "you might want to have a chat with dr. freud."

    I do not believe in the whole oujia bullcrap nor talking to spirits in general, so that one might be tricky.

    Also let me add that she was in her early twenties and I was 24 when I stumbled across her, with her being a funny yet cute smartarse which I always found attractive in a woman. So do expand on your recommendation...

    "the big difference being that japanese will have had 6-12 years of english at school"

    Yes. But not pop idols. From what I understand they are recruited at a young age (think 13-14 years) and usually never complete their education, or at least not fully.

    Apart from that, my Japanese students always complained to me how the education of English in JPN is lacking, insufficient and does not reflect the needs of th students, nor does it provide them an adequate platform for studying. Most learn proper English at Universities.
  48. Profile photo of kivimies
    kivimies Male 18-29
    17 posts
    July 26, 2013 at 3:26 am
    yksi
    kaksi
    kolme
    neljä
    viisi
    kuusi
    seitsemän
    kahdeksan
    yhdeksän
    kymmnenen
    Can you guess the language?
  49. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 26, 2013 at 4:32 am
    @ Kivimies: Finnish. =^.^=
  50. Profile photo of LemonCurry
    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    July 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    @TheOrigin

    yawn, sorry, your post was too long and uninteresting to read. but here is something that might prove useful to you: Literal and figurative language

    Good luck!

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