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Lesson 82: Telling time: minutes

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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 はん.

EnglishJapanese
one minuteいっぷん
ippun
two minutesふん
nihun
three minutesさんぷん
sanpun
four minutesよんぷん
yonpun
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
eleven minutesじゅう いっぷん
zyuu ippun
twenty minutesじゅっぷん
nizyuppun
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