How to count animals in Japanese from mice to whales
Basic animal counters in Japanese How should I count this animal in Japanese...? You might feel it’s difficult to count animals in Japanese because the counter changes with the type of animal. However, there is a simple rule for counting animals in Japanese. We’ll share the basic counters: 匹(hiki), 頭(tou), 羽(wa) in this article. With these counters, you can learn how to count animals from mise to whales. Let’s begin! ～匹（hiki/piki/biki） The most common and useful Japanese counter for animals is the 匹(hiki) counter. It is used for small animals like dogs, cats, mice, sheep, fish, and insects. The animals ...