いくら (幾等) [いくら] (ikura)
Meaning: how much
Example: How much is a postcard?
JLPT Level: 4
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|いくらis used to give the quantitative measurement of certain things.It is generally ised while asking about the price of an commodity(nedan wa ikura desu ka?).|| |
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"I don't know how much this motorcycle is" should be "I don't know how much this motorcycle would cost."
|dc||fixed, but not sure if the english was wrong to start with really...|| |
|bamboo4||Just a note to say that いくらか is a completely diferent word meaning "a relatively small amount." |
いくらか得したの = Did you make some gain?
いくら得したの = HOw much gain did you make?
|feralkat||I'm not sure it's wrong per se, but it is bad English because it's unclear when stated alone. In a known context it would be fine, but alone it could mean anything like, "I don't know how much this motorcycle is loved."|| |
|feralkat||...and I concur with bamboo4 that いくらか means "some," and could be confusing Japanese to a non-native speaker, but in this case and in this context it clearly means "how much?"|| |
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