"Two animals are standing there."
So when does the number preceed the noun? And when do you put them after? Because i feel like im pretty much guessing everytime
In this case my translation was accepted with the number after the noun, even though the standard solution has it before the noun, so apparently both are acceptable.
What is the difference between ねこ を 二 ひきin the previous sentence and 二 ひき の どうぶつ in this sentence?
It is practically the same. But の turns the word in front into an adjective.
"What animal(s)? 2 (adjective) animals." Just like "私のねこ" my (adjective) cat
With をyou are basically saying "cats, 2 of them..."
There are a few exceptions - if you know these, you should be able to apply them to bigger numbers. Numbers ending with "chi", "ku" and "n" are the offenders in this scenario (and number 10).
1 animal is "ippiki" (ichi + hiki becomes ippiki) 3 animals are "sanbiki" 6 animals are "roppiki" (roku + hiki becomes roppiki) 8 animals are "happiki" (hachi + hiki) 10 animals are "jupikki" (juu + hiki)
And greater numbers than that follow the same pattern.
If you ask "how many animals", it would also be "nan biki", just like the h turns into b with 3 animals.
Hope that makes sense!
They put a「ぴき」 tile and expected me to know the difference from「ひき」 without explaining.
Yes I realize that it is correct. I am just annoyed that they put three tiles that are both the same kanji, just with different dakuten. One of which is right and two of which are wrong. It's hard enough to figure out which tiles Duo wants especially on a cellphone.