The counter 枚
The counter 枚 is used to count flat, thin objects like paper, photographs and plates. Note in the table below that when using the counter 枚 after a numeral, no phonetic change occurs. In fact, for all counters starting with an m sound, no phonetic change occurs when they are preceded by a numeral.
|one flat, thin object||一枚ichimai|
|two flat, thin objects||二枚nimai|
|three flat, thin objects||三枚sanmai|
|four flat, thin objects||四枚yonmai|
|five flat, thin objects||五枚gomai|
|six flat, thin objects||六枚rokumai|
|seven flat, thin objects||七枚nanamai|
|eight flat, thin objects||八枚hachimai|
|nine flat, thin objects||九枚kyuumai|
|ten flat, thin objects||十枚juumai|
Using counters to count objects
When counting objects we can place the counter after the object we are counting.