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    門、扉、ドア. What are the differences between them?

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    nothing, everything
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UPGRAYEDD View Post
    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.
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    Only time I've seen 扉 used is in songs and such. ドア is used most of the time.

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    a looser gate/opening meaning. And a counter for cannons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJN View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolgreen186 View Post
    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.
    ...because Japan.

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    I feel so used.
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    He's also the dude that wants to get the dumb kanji tat

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