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質 means 'quality'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 352   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 12    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 54 words   Used in 430 words   Used in 53 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   シツ   シチ   チ
Kun
   quality; substance
Kun    ただ to enquire   たち   もと   わりふ
⿱  ⿰   axe   axe   shellfish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 質 is used 24 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 質 is used 416 times, read 5 ways (with 3 variations).
シツ : 378 words FIND ALL
question; inquiry; enquiry
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シチ : 18 words FIND ALL
noun
pawnshop
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シチ (read as じち) : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
hostage
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シツ (read as しっ) : 2 words FIND ALL
simplicity; modesty; frugality
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チ : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
commitment; pledge; promise
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たち : 7 words FIND ALL
expression, 'i' adjective
good (quality)  (often written with kana only)
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ただ : 3 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to enquire of someone about something (inquire); to question  (see also: 正す, 問い質す; often written with kana only)
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たち (read as だち) : 1 word FIND ALL
vine-like; climbing; creeping  (see also: 蔓性)
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Henshall: 726 (originally: 699)  Joy o' Kanji : 699  Key to Kanji: 456 

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シツ   シチ   チ    quality; substance   
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キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
cliff
かい shellfish   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
K
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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