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Question to Teacher: What is the difference between IKUTSU and IKURA?
Course 1 Lesson 11: Counting Things (Counters)
Post Date: 2014-07-16 06:22:31
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2014 Jun 30
I thought Ikura meant how many?
Why does this lesson say Ikutsu, Nanbon, Nanmai Nanko mean How Many?
Is there any difference between saying koppu wa ikutsu desu ka and Koppu wa ikura desu ka?
Also can I say nan ikura desu ka instead of a specific counter such as nanbon desu ka or nanko desu ka?
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JFZ Teacher (Kanako)
Post Date: 2014-07-19 04:01:17
2003 Mar 03
いくら (IKURA) means "how much?" and the word is introduced in
Course 1 Lesson 10 (New Words )
There is a difference between the two sentences below.
コップは いくつですか。(KOPPU WA IKUTSU DESUKA)
= How many cups are there?
コップは いくらですか。(KOPPU WA IKURA DESUKA)
= How much is a cup?
You can never say なんいくら (NAN IKURA). The question word いくら is always used alone.