This is from deceze, but what is the counter used for doors. Is it 枚(mai) or something else?

  • Looks like 枚 or 本 is ok, but I never heard of that myself. – YOU Jun 5 '11 at 14:39

According to this page, it's 一枚、一本 (いちまい, いっぽん). Found it under 戸 (と).

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    wow, great link btw. Should probably get that added to the FAQ – Mark Hosang Jun 5 '11 at 15:45
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    I would use 一枚. In fact, I did not know that a door can be counted as 一本. – Tsuyoshi Ito Jun 5 '11 at 16:07
  • That site seems to fall back on 一本 for a few things which aren't cylindrical (e.g. 大仏). Maybe they were talking about revolving doors? – nevan king Jun 5 '11 at 16:14
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    @nevan: (1) I think that the website states 大仏 is counted as 一体. But I started to be a little worried about the correctness of the website, seeing that it shows the pronunciation of 大仏 as たいぶつ while the correct pronunciation is だいぶつ. (2) I would not count revolving doors as 一本 either, but it is hard to say how to count them because I have never encountered the situation where I have to count them. – Tsuyoshi Ito Jun 5 '11 at 16:22
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    Note that 戸 itself is actually a counter, but is mostly (only?) used to count number of houses. The same way "three doors down" actually means "3 houses down" or "3 rooms down" in English. – istrasci Jun 5 '11 at 18:09

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