Japanese Counters

English Public
In Japanese, the counters using the 'H' line follow this repeating pattern.

1.P
2.H
3.B
4.H
5.H
6.P
7.H
8.P
9.P
10.B

When you get past ten, you start back at the beginning.
(Ea. [13 pets] Jusanbiki, [25 pens] nijugohon, . . .)

Some examples are the counters for:

Animals ~ひき
(Ea. Ippiki, Nihiki, sanbiki, . . .)

Thin cylindrical objects ~本 
(Ea. Ippon, Nihon, Sanbon, . . .)

Cupfuls ~はい 
(Ea. いっぱい、にはい、さんばい、。。。)

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