Japanese has various counters depending on the type object.

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Nov 2, 2017 08:11
Japanese has various counters depending on the type object.


You can use 'Generic Counters (〜つ,~tsu) ' when you count small stuff.
(e.g. apples, eggs, cups...)

Generic Counters goes up to ten.

You just count by just number from eleven.
(e.g. ju-ichi, ju-ni, ju-san...)



And, in Japanese, 'MAI (〜まい,~mai) is used for counting flat object.
(e.g. papers, clothes, plates...)



Be careful the word order, don't put none which is being counted after counters.

And also should be careful they often have sound changes or irregular words in the series.