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Kanji: 七 shichi seven

A diagonal line through a “L” means “7.”
JLPT N5: 7 / 100 | 2 Strokes

On: シチ
Kun: なな・つ
Meaning:
seven

Mnemonics: A diagonal line through an upside down 7 (L) means “7.”

Stroke Order:

Start with the (almost) horizontal line.

Examples:

  • 七 seven [pronounced either シチ or なな]
  • 七不思議(ななふしぎ) the Seven Wonders
  • 七月(しちがつ) July [the 7th month]

今晩(こんばん)、「七人(しちにん)(さむらい)」を()ます。

I will watch “Seven Samurai” tonight.

  • 今晩 this evening; tonight [今 (now) + 晩 (evening]
  • 七人の侍 Seven Samurai [Seven Samurai is a famous movie by Akira Kurosawa.]
  • 「」 quotation marker
  • を (direct object marker)
  • 見ます to see [polite of 見る]

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