The other day I read the word
どれだけ which means
how long; how much; to what extent. I've read several example sentences, and I that's all well and good, but I cannot shake the feeling that it's really counter-intuitive to me.
If どれ means
which; whichever; any and
only; just, I would guess combining them would give some sort of exclusive amount, for example in "Only this many people may enter" or something along those lines.
I may be reading too much into this (or it's gone way over my head), but it still seems strange to me. Are there other question words that have だけ in them? I did a cursory trail-and-error search, and couldn't find any.