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2 Replies ・ Started by Streiker at 2021-07-09 13:32:34 UTC ・ Last reply by Fredora at 2021-07-10 13:26:59 UTC

When one searches for this kanji, "質 is 7" appears at the top of the page in the box that usually explains forms of the word. What does "質 is 7" mean?

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Leebo at 2021-07-09 13:44:15 UTC

Possibly a bug in the search? One of the readings of 質 is しち, which is one of the ways to say 7, but I'm not aware of any usage of 質 with numbers.

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Fredora at 2021-07-10 13:26:59 UTC

質 is used as a 大字 i.e. "alternative kanji used for numbers (esp. in financial contexts)​"

Wikipedia has an extensive list for which kanji can be used as numbers in their article about the topic:

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%A7%E5%AD%97_(%E6%95%B0%E5%AD%97)

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