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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 5 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   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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