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Lesson 81: Telling time: minutes

We introduce the counter for minutes below, which will enable you to tell the time. A useful word for telling time is はん, which means half. You can place it after an hour to say half past X o'clock. For example, half past four o'clock is よんはん.

English Japanese
one minute いっぷん
ippun
two minutes ふん
nihun
three minutes さんぷん
sanpun
four minutes よんふん
yonhun
five minutes ふん
gohun
six minutes ろっぷん
roppun
seven minutes ななふん
nanahun
eight minutes はっぷん
happun
nine minutes きゅうふん
kyuuhun
ten minutes じゅっぷん
zyuppun
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