# 万10000

★★★★★
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Japanese count big money in units of 10,000. They don't for instance, have a word for 'million.' -- a million is actually called 100万. Which would be logical if it were written with 万-sized commas： 100,0000 . . . but it's written with rest-of-the-planet commas, like this: 1,000,000. I'm sure some asshole thought he was doing the rest of the world a favor with this compromise, but actually that just makes it more confusing for everyone. Probably it was the same motherless douche who decided to import all the on-yomi from China and get them all wrong.
Anyway.

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## Mnemonic

 You can think of this as the katakana KU (ク) plus the number one over it. A MAN touches your KUchie with ONE finger. ten thousand times!!

## Kunyomi

 ( 一 ) まん 10,000 LAZY ★★★★★

## Jukugo

 万が一(まんがいち) just in case ★★☆☆☆ NP 万 (10000) + 一 (one) = 万が一 (just in case) just in case (literally, 'on the one-in-10,000 chance that something goes wrong') 万歳(ばんざい!) banzai! ★★☆☆☆ 1/2 KANA 万 (10000) + 歳 (years old) = 万歳 (banzai!) Fuckin' banzai, man!!!! (literally '10,000 years', meaning, 'May the Emperor live 10,000 years!' is what you shout as you charge into battle) 万引き(まんびき) shoplift. ★☆☆☆☆ SARC 万 (10000) + 引 (pull) = 万引き (shoplift.)