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four in Japanese 🇯🇵

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four よん
How to say “8” in Japanese? “よん”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “よん” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on four in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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I'm so sorry, I could be totally wrong, but… I thought this was supposed to be 'shi', not 'yon'. Like I said, I could be totally wrong, but I'm just putting this out there…

2 months ago

Shi and yon are both used for the number four; however, in general yon is used because shi is close to the word for death. The same with seven which is shichi and nana; yet, nana is generally used. Basically saying death is unlucky like 13 is unlucky in some cultures.

2 months ago

よん info.

Tips to remember the Japanese word:
– Associate 'よん' (yon) with the English word "four" based on its pronunciation. You can also think of "yo" as an informal greeting like "yo!" and imagine greeting someone four times to help remember.

Explanations on how to form the number:
– In Japanese, 'よん' (yon) is the native Japanese reading for the number four. Sometimes, 'し' (shi) is also used, but 'yon' is preferred in many contexts to avoid the association of 'shi' with "death" (which is pronounced the same way).

Example of a sentence that uses it:
– Japanese: りんごをよんこください。
– Romanized: Ringo o yonko kudasai.
– English: Please give me four apples.

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