Pronunciation 一千まん人


#1

This is an example sentence from Lesson 2 for the vocab item 千.

そのライブには、一千まん人があつまった。
Ten million people gathered at the live show.

But I’d like to know how to pronounce the 人 part in the sentence. Is it ー

いっせんまんひと or

いっせんまんにん or

いっせんまん -as stated on Google Translate? [And I know that’s not a reliable source, that’s why I’m asking…]

I also get that the point of the example sentences is to provide a context just for the particular vocab item being taught - in this case, せん - but this seems like a reasonably simple sentence and I’d like to be able to pronounce the whole thing.

Cheers


#2

it’s supposed to be 一千万人, so いっせんまんにん


#3

After the exceptions of ひとり and ふたり, it’s にん when you’re counting people.


#4

Oh, so there is a “rule” I can use to make an educated guess. Thank you both so much. Cheers.


#5

Sorry, Leebo, I meant to include you in the reply…


#6

You already mentioned this yourself, but yeah. Google Translate is unfortunately not good at all at guessing the correct reading, so that’s useful to keep in mind for the future.


#7

Google translate is especially bad when the sentence has hiragana that would usually clarify things if written in kanji form.