4 Interesting Things about the Japanese Counting Systems

It is a good experience to learn different ways of counting. For the past one and a half years that I was in Japan, and I have learned some small nuances between their counting systems and ours. Here are some interesting things about the Japanese counting systems.

1. They have their own symbols for numbers.

The Japanese uses the Arabic numerals, but they also have their own way of writing numbers: Kanji. Kanji is one of the writing system used in Japan. They also use Roman letters, Hiragana, and Katakana, but these writing systems are not used for writing numbers.

Some of the Kanji characters used as numbers are the following:  » Read more