|Examples:||The word zen is used to count pairs of chopsticks, but it is not used for saibashi and hibashi tongs, even though they are called chopsticks.
The word ko is used to count cardboard boxes when there is something inside them, but the word mai is used to count them when they are folded up.
|Example :|| Usage of do is more restricted than kai. (from a column)
The words dai, zen, and kei cannot be placed before do.
So for example, it is possible to say zen 10-kai drama but not zen 10-do drama.
Also, the dictionary makes it easy to see whether traditional Japanese, Chinese, or English numerals can come before a counter suffix.
Many special columns give answers to questions such as "why is the counter hai used for squid and crabs?" By examining Japan's "counting culture," you can enjoy the richness, depth, and fascination of Japanese linguistic expression.
|Publication date||April 1, 2004|
|Number of volumes||One volume|
|Book price||Base price: ¥2,200 + tax|
|Release date||February 28, 2006|
|Number of entries||5,200 entries|
|Number of characters||260,000 characters|
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