How to Count Glasses in Japanese – 杯 hai

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How to Count in Japanese – Part Nine – Review Notes

There are many ways to count things in Japanese depending on the type of object being counted! In these review notes, we will look at how to count liquid in cups, glasses, and bowls using the Japanese counter 杯 (hai).

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Today’s Counter is: 杯 (はい – hai)

You can use the Japanese counter 杯 (はい – hai) to count liquid in cups, glasses, and bowls. For example,2 glasses of water would be水2杯 (mizu nihai).

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Number 1:

The Japanese word for one (glass of liquid) is 一杯 (いっぱい – ippai).

Be careful! Even though the the word for one in Japanese is 一 (いち – ichi), in this case 一杯 is not spoken as (いちはい – ichihai)!

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Number 2:

The Japanese word for two (glasses of liquid) is 二杯 (にはい – nihai).

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Number 3:

The Japanese word for three (glasses of liquid) is 三杯 (さんばい – sanbai).

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Number 4:

The Japanese word for four (glasses of liquid) is 四杯 (よんはい – yonhai).

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Number 5:

The Japanese word for five (glasses of liquid) is 五杯 (ごはい – gohai).

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Number 6:

The Japanese word for six (glasses of liquid) is 六杯 (ろっぱい – roppai).

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Number 7:

The Japanese word for seven (glasses of liquid) is 七杯 (ななはい – nanahai).

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Number 8:

The Japanese word for eight (glasses of liquid) is 八杯 (はっぱい – happai).

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Number 9:

The Japanese word for nine (glasses of liquid) is 九杯 (きゅうはい – kyuuhai).

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Number 10:

The Japanese word for ten (glasses of liquid) is 十杯 (じゅっぱい – juppai).

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Counting Past 10:

To count more than 10 cups, glasses, or bowls of liquid, refer to the numbers below. Try to notice the pattern! (11 is 10 and 1, 12 is 10 and 2, etc.)

十一 11 jūippai

十二 12 jūnihai

十三 13 jūsanbai

十四 14 jūyonhai

十五 15 jūgohai

十六 16 jūroppai

十七 17 jūnanahai

十八 18 jūhappai

十九 19 jūkyūhai

20 nijuppai

二十一 21 nijūippai

二十二 22 nijūnihai

二十三 23 nijūsanbai

二十四 24    nijūyonhai

二十五 25 nijūgohai

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Example Sentence 1:

三杯飲みました。

Mizu o sanbai nomimashita.

I drank three glasses of water.

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Example Sentence 2:

コーヒー二杯飲みました。

Kōhī o nihai nomimashita.

I drank two cups of coffee.

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Example Sentence 3:

スープ一杯ください。

Sūpu o ippai kudasai.

Please give me one bowl of soup.

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Conclusion:

Today we learned how to count liquid in cups, glasses, and bowls in Japanese! Check out more lessons on counting in Japanese below!

How to count flat, thin objects

How to count long, cylindrical objects

How to count people

How to count small animals

How to count large animals

How to count birds and rabbits

How to count cars and other machines

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