Vocabulary: Time – o’clock

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On this page, you can learn how to tell the time (o’clock) in Japanese.

Vocabulary list

Kanji characters below are all basic 200 Kanji.

Note: 4 o’clock

四時 (4 o’clock) is よじ, not しじ, although 4 is し when you count numbers one by one.

Note: 7 o’clock

七時 (7 o’clock) can be しちじ or ななじ. しち (7) is sometimes hard to say and sounds like いち (1).

So なな (another 7) is used when you want to avoid confusion between 1 and 7 at stations, airports etc.

Note: 9 o’clock

九時 (9 o’clock) is くじ, not きゅうじ, although 9 is きゅう when you count numbers one by one.

Exercise

  • Learn how to tell the time (o’clock) in Japanese by writing them down in your book. Try to write in Kanji when applicable if you can.
  • Complete the test in Quizlet below. You will pass it if you get over 60%. Choose ‘test’ at the bottom right of Quizlet to start a test.

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