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Two thousand and fourteen

Liam-K January 1, 2014, 10:57 am
I'm sorry for re-posting this question, but it appears that the link for my previous post is broken or something.

I've realised that I don't know how to say 2014 in Japanese! Is it 'ni sen jū SHI' or 'ni sen jū YON'? I apologise if I'm asking for the obvious, but it's really bugging me. Also, if there's a reason for why it is whichever one it is, could you explain this as well please?
Thanks in advance
Two thousand and fourteen
2679 January 1, 2014, 3:35 pm
Hello there and happy new year .

Well, shi(4) and shici(7) are only used alone, meaning those exact numbers.
However, when 4 and 7 are used in numbers bigger than 10 (compound numbers) they are pronounced as yon(4) and nana(7).

So the answer to your question is: ni sen juu yon

Two thousand and fourteen
Liam-K January 1, 2014, 4:08 pm

Thank you so much, I felt a bit silly for asking, but I suppose that's what the forum's here for and it definitely works!

Thanks again for your help,
Two thousand and fourteen

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