Volume 8: Two by Two, Here We Go!

Kotoba Zamurai
Kotoba zamurai articles are written to be a non-systematic approach to learning unusual, but useful words. While these not-so-serious articles are written with the upper-beginner to intermediate in mind, even beginners should be able to get something out of them. If not, I may have wasted 15 minutes of your life... I will leave it up to you to take the chance.

Volume 8: "Counting by Twos" or "Two by Two, Quoth the Octopus"

Last time, we looked at big numbers. This time we will look at small numbers becoming big numbers.

In a perfect world, everything would be counted with even numbers. Everyone would have two eyes, four mouths, and eight hundred and eighty-eight pieces of chocolate to fit in the four mouths.

Here is a helpful diddy for counting those chocolates by twos:

ni (2), shi (4), ro (6) no ha (8) no to (10)

Or if you want to be cute, let's ask the help of a purple octopus: