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carolgreen186
August 24th, 2012, 09:48
門、扉、ドア. What are the differences between them?

mteacher80
August 24th, 2012, 09:54
nothing, everything

MJN
August 27th, 2012, 09:23
ドア is western style, only time I've seen 扉 is either historically or in games (時計の扉) and 門 just has a looser gate/opening meaning. And a counter for cannons.

UPGRAYEDD
September 1st, 2012, 09:07
門 is a gate.
ドア is a door and extremely common.
扉 is also a door.

And there is also 戸 which is also a door :)

People in Tokyo and eastern Japan in general tend to use ドア and 戸 where people around Kansai and western Japan tend to use 扉. Kyoto is almost exclusively 扉. Just ride any of the subways in Kansai and then in Tokyo and you'll immediately notice the difference.

MJN
September 3rd, 2012, 11:11
people around Kansai and western Japan tend to use 扉. Kyoto is almost exclusively 扉

I never see 扉 used and I'm in western Japan. I can't comment for Kyoto, but in Osaka it's always ドア.

coop52
September 3rd, 2012, 12:16
Only time I've seen 扉 used is in songs and such. ドア is used most of the time.

carolgreen186
September 14th, 2012, 12:34
a looser gate/opening meaning. And a counter for cannons.

Antonath
September 14th, 2012, 12:47
ドア is western style, only time I've seen 扉 is either historically or in games (時計の扉) and 門 just has a looser gate/opening meaning. And a counter for cannons.


a looser gate/opening meaning. And a counter for cannons.
Yes, thank you.

That's the second time you've posted the tail end of someone else's post as your own answer.

MJN
September 14th, 2012, 12:59
I feel so used.

coop52
September 14th, 2012, 13:14
He's also the dude that wants to get the dumb kanji tat