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reply Jesse Phillips <jessekphillips+D gmail.com> writes:
Rainer Deyke Wrote:

 Using groupings of three digits in Japanese seems extremely awkward,
 especially for larger numbers, since you would have to mentally regroup
 the digits in groups of four in order to read it.  It's not just the
 written language but the spoken language that uses groups of four.  For
 example, the number 1,234,567,890 would be read as 12億, 3456万, 7890.

 Rainer Deyke - rainerd eldwood.com

I just asked, and the Japanese separate by the thousands when they write, and it is read as you described.
Oct 24 2010
parent Jimmy Cao <jcao219 gmail.com> writes:
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I don't know about the Japanese, but Chinese people read like
12=D2=DA=A3=AC3456=CD=F2=A3=AC7890.  (simplified, traditional version would=
 be exactly the same
writing as Japanese).
I've never seen it separated with commas though, I always see 1234567890.

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Jesse Phillips
<jessekphillips+D gmail.com<jessekphillips%2BD gmail.com>
 wrote:

 Rainer Deyke Wrote:

 Using groupings of three digits in Japanese seems extremely awkward,
 especially for larger numbers, since you would have to mentally regroup
 the digits in groups of four in order to read it.  It's not just the
 written language but the spoken language that uses groups of four.  For
 example, the number 1,234,567,890 would be read as 12=83|, 3456=CD=F2, =


 Rainer Deyke - rainerd eldwood.com

I just asked, and the Japanese separate by the thousands when they write, and it is read as you described.

--90e6ba5bb9714d14010493662a7d Content-Type: text/html; charset=GB2312 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable I don&#39;t know about the Japanese, but Chinese people read like 12=D2=DA= =A3=AC3456=CD=F2=A3=AC7890. &nbsp;(simplified, traditional version would be= exactly the same writing as Japanese).<div>I&#39;ve never seen it separate= d with commas though, I always see 1234567890.<br> <br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Jesse Phill= ips <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:jessekphillips%2BD gmail.com">j= essekphillips+D gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class=3D"gma= il_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-lef= t:1ex;"> <div class=3D"im">Rainer Deyke Wrote:<br> <br> &gt; Using groupings of three digits in Japanese seems extremely awkward,<b= r> &gt; especially for larger numbers, since you would have to mentally regrou= p<br> &gt; the digits in groups of four in order to read it. &nbsp;It&#39;s not j= ust the<br> &gt; written language but the spoken language that uses groups of four. &nb= sp;For<br> </div>&gt; example, the number 1,234,567,890 would be read as 12=83|, 3456= =CD=F2, 7890.<br> <div class=3D"im">&gt;<br> &gt; Rainer Deyke - <a href=3D"mailto:rainerd eldwood.com">rainerd eldwood.= com</a><br> <br> </div>I just asked, and the Japanese separate by the thousands when they wr= ite, and it is read as you described.<br> </blockquote></div><br></div> --90e6ba5bb9714d14010493662a7d--
Oct 24 2010