Learn Japanese Counters, hitotsu, futatsu etc.

Q:  Hi!   I, like so many other, are grateful to have genkijapan.net to turn to for my japanese practice.  I really enjoy your live videos too.  I love seeing “everyday” Japan, not just the tourist shots you can see elsewhere online.  I’m looking for a song that teaches the japanese 1-10 counting (hitotsu, futatsu…).  do you have one?  I get soooooo  confused between yōtsu and yattsu, and motsu and mittsu.  I thought a song would help me to remember. – Pez

A: Ah, good idea! I don’t actually have one at the moment, all I have is one for people counters: http://www.genkienglish.net/genkijapan/japanesecountersforpeople.htm

I’ll see what I can do!

If it’s any consolation then the general counters don’t tend to be used much above 4つ as you’d usually use the more specific one that that specific item e.g. 6個 or 8枚  So there’s not much need to worry about them.

Hope that helps a little!

Be genki,


One Response to “Learn Japanese Counters, hitotsu, futatsu etc.”

  1. Laura says:

    I agree! Your people counting song helped me so much when learning that but the tsu counters plus the calendar would be so helpful!

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