I need to know how to say log and logs in Japanese. I ve found the word maruta but I don t know if that s singular or plural.?
- PontusLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
1. maruta is correct.
2. It means: log or logs. Context determines which, if it even matters.
3. Japanese nouns do not have singular/plural forms.
4. Some nouns referring to people have collective forms, which aren't true plurals. A few examples:
a. kodomo = child or children; kodomotachi = children in general (not a specific group)
b. hito = person or people; hitobito or hitotachi = people in general
5. When it's absolutely necessary to specify more than one log, you can say things like "many" in front of maruto.
6. plural/singular nouns - are not a necessary grammatical concept. numbers, adjectives, adverbs, etc - can compensate in those instances where the distinction is important.Source(s): intermediate Japanese; native English speaker.