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Monday, 26 December 2011

Seven

Reading: SHICHI, nana

Strokes: 2

Etymology: Originally looked like ten 十 but with a longer lateral stroke.

This version resembles a bent finger under a fist, which was an old way of showing seven.


Mnemonic: BADLY WRITTEN TEN AGAIN - NOW ONLY WORTH SEVEN.

Combinations:

七月 (shichigatsu) July
七日 (nanoka) seventh day

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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