8 strokes
sheet of..., counter for flat thin objects or sheets
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
911 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 枚 【マイ】 counter for thin, flat objects (e.g. sheets of paper, plates, coins), counter for portions of gyōza or soba, counter for ranks, counter for wrestlers of a particular rank, counter for fields or rice paddies, counter for palanquin bearers
  • 枚数 【マイスウ】 the number of flat things, win-loss difference which influences the ranking of wrestlers
  • パンツ一枚 【パンツイチマイ】 (wearing) nothing but a pair of underpants
  • 奇跡の一枚 【キセキノイチマイ】 photo in which its subject looks much more attractive than their usual self
  • 枚を銜む 【バイヲフクム】 (of a horse) to be gagged


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • contar
  • contador para objetos delgados y planos
  • antiguamente dinero


  • folha de...
  • sufixo para contagem de para objetos finos
  • chatos ou folhas


  • feuille de
  • compteur d'objets plats
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