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Do you know how to count blocks of tofu? You'll find out at the end of this lesson!
Hi everybody! I'm Alisha
こんにちは、 Yamamori です。
When counting small or round objects, you can use the counter...
Okay, let's count from 1 to 10 with this counter. Yamamori-sensei will give you the numbers one by one. Repeat after Yamamori-sensei.
Okay. Now let's take a look at some sample sentences that use this counter. Yamamori-sensei will give you three sample sentences. Listen carefully to what sorts of objects can be counted with this counter.
It's now time for a Quiz. I'm going to ask you a question in English. Answer the question in Japanese. Are you ready? Make sure to use the right counter.
Do you know how to count blocks of tofu? The answer is...
Okay, everyone. That's it for this lesson. I'll see you next time!
Welcome to Japanese Counters for Beginners, where you'll learn how to count all sorts of different objects in Japanese! Yamamori-sensei, what counter will we learn in this lesson?
一個
二個
三個
四個
五個
六個
七個
八個
九個
十個
私はケーキを10個買いました。
How many apples are there?
1丁
(pause) 個
But what is small and what is round? You could use this counter to count various objects; objects as large as watermelons, or as small as a piece of candy.
And it doesn't have to be completely circular! You could use it to describe eggs, popcorn, or other things like that!
Did you notice that there were some numbers that sounded different to how they usually sound? When you read the numbers 1, 6 and 10, you should be careful. Yamamori-sensei will give you the right pronunciation once again.
I bought 10 cakes.
リンゴが7個あります。
This is the counter to use for tofu. Your mother may ask you like this.
First, let's take a look at what sorts of objects can be counted with the counter.
For number 1, it's i-kko, not 'ichi-ko.'
For number 6, it's 'ro-kko' not 'roku-ko'.
For number 10, it's 'ju-kko' not 'juuko.'
1個のスイカを8個に切りました。
How would you ask for 6 doughnuts?
とうふを2丁、買ってきて。
I cut a watermelon into 8 pieces.
ドーナッツを6個ください。
It literally means "Buy 2 tofu and come back."
トマトを3個ください。
Can I have 3 tomatoes, please?

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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What other objects do you think you can count with the counter 個 (Ko)?

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October 12th, 2016 at 7:53 am
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Sethさん、

こんにちは。

I am sorry. Do you mean ‘scope’?

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Seth
October 5th, 2016 at 2:45 am
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Witch counter I should use for number of scupes of coffee in my coffee pot?

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October 3rd, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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bennetさん、

こんにちは。:smile:

Yes, they have the same meaning.

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September 27th, 2016 at 3:13 pm
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りんご and リンゴ are the same?


thanks!

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June 20th, 2016 at 5:35 am
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Trey san,

Konnichiwa.:smile:

Please refer to the page below.

https://www.japanesepod101.com/2013/07/12/japanese-counters-for-beginners-1-hon/

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June 7th, 2016 at 11:46 am
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こんにちは、


Is there a way to find the reading variations for the counters you show us for the special items (tofu, loaves of bread, pairs of chopsticks, etc.)?

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October 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 am
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Hi ドチュー,


Thank you for your comment and feedback!

The Kanji Close up PDF has been fixed :sunglasses:


Thank you for your patience and understanding. Let us know if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Laura

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ドチュー
October 21st, 2014 at 5:39 am
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Hello.


In the Kanji-Close up pdf the kanji is not there.


Bye.

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July 8th, 2014 at 3:52 pm
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Raichu-san,

glad Yuki could help you!

On behalf of her, you're welcome:grin::thumbsup:


Natsuko (奈津子),

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July 4th, 2014 at 6:51 am
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ah yes of course, that makes sense. thanks. :smile: