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七 means 'seven'

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Strokes : 2    Frequency: 199   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 4    Beginner lesson: 13   Begins 113 words   Used in 168 words   Used in 1783 names   Component in 128 kanji (14 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   なな   なな   なの seven
Name    し   しっ   な   ひち
 spoon  𠤎 -  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 七 is used 10 times, read 3 ways. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 七 is used 151 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations). 1 words use a non-standard reading.
シチ : 91 words FIND ALL
1. seven  (漆 is used in legal documents)
2. hepta-
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シチ (read as しっ) : 4 words FIND ALL
1. the seven treasures (gold, silver, pearls, agate, crystal, coral, lapis lazuli)  (Buddhist term)
2. cloisonne ware  (see also: 七宝焼き; abbreviation; this meaning is restricted to reading しっぽう)
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なの : 5 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
1. the seventh day of the month
2. seven days
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なな : 47 words FIND ALL
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なな (read as ななつ) : 2 words FIND ALL
pawnshop  (from 七 and 質 both being read しち; colloquialism; archaic)
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な: 1 word. FIND ALL
pentatonic scale  (music term)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
Festival of the Weaver (July 7th); Star Festival (one of the five annual festivals)  (see also: 五節句)
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Henshall: 7 (originally: 30)  Joy o' Kanji : 30  Key to Kanji: 453 

Cascading kanji view

シチ   なな    なな    なの seven   
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