17 Jul 2014

For those who would like to order Japanese numbers anyway
(for instance when you want to order more than just one beer),
here’s a list of so-called ‘counters’.
Depending on what you are counting, the number changes,
but the ones listed here are for ‘miscellaneous’ items.

1 hitotsu
2 futatsu
3 mittsu
4 yohttsu (be careful to pronounce the ‘o’ short, otherwise you’re saying ‘eight’)
5 itsutsu
6 muitsu
7 nanatsu
8 yoohtsu (be careful to pronounce the ‘o’ long, otherwise you’re saying ‘four’)
9 kokonotsu
10 tooh

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