How did you learn the 〜つ, 〜日, and 〜月 irregularities?


#1

I’m having problems with the various exceptions to the counters. For those of you that have figured them out, what helped?


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#2

Repeated exposure. They’re extremely common, so you can’t help but get used to them.


#3

Ehehe. Okay. I’ll solider on then. :slight_smile:


#4

Honestly I just. gave it a bash, got 'em wrong and it helped drill it. Now when they pop up, I take a sec to go through them in my head, remembering the mistakes I’ve made with them before. It DOES slow down the levelling process but it’s helped me properly learn them.


#5

When I took classes, I thought I’d never learn them, but constantly going over them really helps. Try getting an Anki deck for them or something, after a while it should become clearer.

It’s the same with remembering when to use よん / し, なな / しち, and きゅう / く.


#6

For days I found this really silly video on youtube of these Australian kids who sing them in a song. I think i saw that there was a “hamburger song” for the generic counter. sorry no links, on mobile. But if youre really interested just say and I can try to find them. The song is literally the only way i could remember the days!