How to pronounce 分?

J742129 November 21, 2013, 3:16 pm
I find several resources that 分 = minutes is pronounced either "fun" or "bun"? Which is it?
How to pronounce 分?
risa-rocket-japanese-tutor November 26, 2013, 9:24 pm
Fredさん、

The pronunciation of 分D depends on the minute. It's a bit tricky as it depends on the minute. It's a bit tricky but once you remember it, it'll be easy.

一分=いっぷん
二分=にふん
三分=さんふん
四分=よんふん
五分=ごふん
六分=ろっぷん
七分=ななふん
八分=はっぷん
九分=きゅうふん
十分=じゅっぷん Or  じっぷん
十一分=じゅういっぷん
十二分=じゅうにふん

Hope this helps!
How to pronounce 分?
J742129 November 26, 2013, 9:32 pm
Arigato gozaimashita Risa-san.

That does explain it, but I realize something -- the minute uses "pun", but references on the Internet use "bun". Why is that?
How to pronounce 分?
risa-rocket-japanese-tutor November 26, 2013, 9:45 pm
Fredさん、

That's because the standard reading of the kanji 分(stand alone) is ぶん。

The kanji 分 is also used to talk about fractions. 
E.g. 四分の一=よんぶんのいち 1/4 Or 1 quarter
How to pronounce 分?

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