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Counting in Japanese isn't as straightforward as in English.
In Japanese, to count things, events or actions you need to use special words called counters. The Japanese numerals cannot be used directly with a noun.. 1
There are too many counters and you need to use a different one depending on what you want to count. Using the wrong counter is grammatically incorrect. If you are counting people, you must use the people counter, etc. Sometimes, it is acceptable to use a more generic counter when a less commonly used counter applies. 2
|To count the number of people|
|To count long, cylindrical objects such as bottles or chopsticks|
|To count thin objects such as paper or shirts|
|To count bound objects usually books|
|To count small animals like cats or dogs|
|To count the age of a living creatures such as people|
|To count small (often round) objects|
|To count number of times|
|To count number of locations|
|つ||To count any generic object that has a rare or no counter|
View Wikipedia: Japanese counter word for a comprehensive list of Japanese counters.
Information for this article extracted from the great Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese: Numbers and counting under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License. ↩
Sentences from the Tatoeba Corpus project using the word in context.
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He did not even raise an eyebrow at the news of his wife's death.
For one thing, I am poor; for another, I am busy.
No sooner has one typhoon passed than the next one approaches.